Borrowing Privileges

General Information

Library cards are FREE. Bring an ID with current address. Children under 16 must bring a parent/guardian to get a card. Replacement cards are $2.00. Your library card is required to check out materials and may also be used at all Johnson County Library locations.

Library Card Application      Spanish Version

Customers are responsible for promptly paying charges incurred on their accounts. Customers with an account balance of $25.00 or more will forfeit their right to borrow materials until the balance falls below $25.00.

Materials Recovery Policy

Each customer account is sent to the materials recovery service and a $10 service fee is added to the account when it has one of the following:

  • At least $25 in fines, fees and materials more than 55 days overdue
  • Or fines and fees of $25 or more unpaid for at least 55 days

All accounts sent to materials recovery service will be banned from further library usage until the balance has been paid in full.

Small Balance Accounts:

Olathe Public Library contracts with Unique Management Services (UMS) to help recover materials and fines from customers with small balances. Customer accounts with balances between $15.00 and $24.99, unpaid for at least 55 days will be sent to UMS for generation of library notices. Customer accounts will be automatically
charged a $3.00 service fee.

Loan Periods/Overdue Charges - 2011

Material Type Loan Period Loan Limit Renewals Requests Charge Per Day Maximum Overdue Charge
Books on CD & Music on CD 3 weeks None 3 Yes $.30 $6.00
Books & Adult non-Fiction DVDs 3 weeks None 3 Yes $.30 $6.00
Feature Films & Children's DVDs 3 weeks 30 3 Yes $.30 $6.00
Limited Loan 2 weeks None None No $.30 $6.00 
Magazines 3 weeks None None No $.30 $6.00
Seasonal 2 weeks 3/card None Yes $.30 $6.00
Gaming 1 week 10 3 Yes $.30 $6.00
Limited Gaming & Hot Pick DVDs 1 week 10 None No $.30 $6.00