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How can I get a library card?

KanShare library cards are free and available to anyone in the region. The KanShare consortium of libraries provides broader access to library services and materials to the residents of the areas served by its member libraries.

A KanShare library card will also allow you to check out materials from and return materials to any library in the KanShare consortium:

  • Andover Public Library
  • Augusta Public Library
  • Bradford Memorial Library—El Dorado
  • Derby Public Library
  • Goddard Public Library
  • Mulvane Public Library
  • Park City Public Library
  • Rose Hill Public Library

Patrons who are 16 and older need to provide a photo ID that shows their current name and address. For patrons age 15 and younger, a parent, grandparent or legal guardian will need to be present and provide a photo ID that shows their current name and address. If your photo ID does not have your current address, please bring in a piece of mail such as a bill or statement that shows your name and current address.

Please bring your library card with you when you come to the library to check out materials.

What does your library card let you do?

To log in to the library catalog or any of the services below, your login is your library card number with no spaces and your password is the last four digits of the phone number on your account.

  • Use a public PC up to 3 hours a day
  • Use the library’s app to check your account, renew items, place items on hold, search the library catalog, scan a book’s bar code to see if it’s in the library collection
  • Use the library catalog to see when items are due and renew them, search the catalog, put items on hold, request items via interlibrary loan, suggest purchase recommendations for the collection
  • Check out digital items (e-books and e-audiobooks) from the Sunflower eLibrary and Hoopla
  • Use the library's online databases

Get a Temporary E-Card

If you don't have a library card and would like to use the library's digital resources, call the library and staff will set up an e-card for you. E-cards are valid for 30 days. Patrons with temporary e-cards can visit the library in person within 30 days to fill out a full library card application and maintain access to digital and print library resources. Please bring photo ID and proof of current address, such as a piece of mail, if your ID doesn't have your current address on it when applying for a library card.

How long can I keep the items I check out?
And how many items can I check out at a time?

Books (unlimited checkouts)3 weeks
Books on CD (limit of 10 per card)3 weeks
Playaways (limit of 6 per card)3 weeks
Music CDs (limit of 10 per card)1 week
DVDs (limit of 6 per card) 1 week
Video games (limit of 2 per card)1 week
Magazines (unlimited checkouts) 1 week



Items may be renewed twice unless they are on hold for another patron. Interlibrary loan periods are set by the lending library and may not be renewed.

Other helpful information

Items have a four-day grace period before fines begin accruing after the due date. A fine of $.25 per item per day will begin accruing on day five, and continue accruing until the item is returned, renewed or a maximum fine of $5.00 is reached. There is no grace period on interlibrary loans. Fines on interlibrary loans begin accruing the first day after the due date.

Patrons can add an email address or cell number to their account to receive email or text-message notifications from the library. Advance notices can be emailed or texted as a reminder for items coming due. Hold notifications will be emailed when a requested item is available for pick up. Overdue notices will be sent when an item is 1 day overdue and 25 days overdue.

Patrons without an email address or SMS number on file will receive overdue notices by mail and hold notifications by phone.

How can I get a Kansas State Library e-card?

You can get a Kansas State Library e-card by coming into the Derby Library and asking the front desk staff to sign you up.

You must be a Kansas resident to get one. The e-card (we will give you a paper card with your number and login information) allows you to access digital services and online materials from the state library, inlcuding RB Digital audiobooks. The state library's RB Digital collection is different than the Derby Library's RB Digital collection, so you have access to even more titles with a statel library card.

For more detailed information about a Kansas State Library e-card, please click the blue button below.