Get a Library Card
Library cards are free and available to everyone. Fill out an application and bring it to either Olathe location with an ID and address verification. If you are under 16, you will need a parent or guardian to get a card.
Need immediate access to online learning, databases and eBooks? Get an eCard now.
Lost or Stolen Card?
Please tell us immediately if your card is lost or stolen so we can prevent others from accessing your account. You are responsible for charges until the library is notified of the lost or stolen card.
Replacement cards cost $2.
|Item||Checkout Period||Limit||Renewals & Holds|
|Books, Audiobooks, Music CDs, Adult Non-fiction DVDs and Children’s Non-Feature DVDs||3 weeks||None||Yes|
|Adult & Children’s Feature DVDs||2 weeks||30/card||Yes|
|Limited Loan/Hot Pick Books||2 weeks||None||No|
|Hot Pick DVDs||1 week||10/card||No|
|Video Games||2 weeks||2/card||Yes|
|Discovery Passes||1 week||None||No|
All items except for Hot Picks, Limited Loans, Discovery Passes and magazines can be renewed if no one else is waiting for the item. Items can be renewed up to 10 times each.
You can renew through your online account, by phone or in person.
If an item is already checked out or on the shelves at another library location, you can place a hold and have it sent to the library of your choice. We will notify you by phone or email when your hold becomes available. From that point, you have 7 days to pick up the item.
You can place holds online, by phone or in person. You can have up to 30 holds per card.
Can't Find What You're Looking For?
We can borrow items from libraries all over the country through our Interlibrary Loan Service(ILL). If there is an item you think we should add to the Olathe Public Library collection, suggest it for purchase.
Fines are 30 cents per day/per item, with a maximum of $6 per item, except where noted on the item. Pay your fines online, by phone or in person.
Accounts with a balance between $15 and $24.99 with fees outstanding for more than 30 days will be placed in our Small Balance program. Small Balance Accounts are subject to a non-refundable $3 fee and users will be unable to renew, place holds, or check out materials without staff assistance until the balance is paid in full.
Accounts with a balance of $25 or more, must be paid below $25 to check out, place holds or renew materials. Your account may be placed in our Materials Recovery Service (MRS) program if any fee is outstanding for more than 30 days. Such accounts will be subject to a non-refundable $10 fee. MRS accounts must be paid in full before privileges are reinstated.
Online Account (MY OPL)
You can manage your account online. Check due dates, renew items, pay fines, place holds and more.