|Item Type||Loan Period||Checkout Limit||Renewal|
|Books, Audiobooks, Large Print Books||21 days||Varies||2 times|
|Print New & Notable Collections||14 days||Varies||None|
|DVDs||21 days||10||2 times|
|Music CDs||21 days||Varies||2 times|
|Magazines||21 days||Varies||2 times|
|Graphic Novels||21 days||Varies||2 times|
|Internet to Go Hotspot||21 days||1||None|
|Chromebook to Go||21 days||1||None|
|Power Check Device||14 days||1||2 times|
|OverDrive (ebooks, digital audiobooks)||21 days||15 items||Unlimited|
|OverDrive "Lucky Day"||14 Days||15 items||None|
|hoopla digital: ebooks, audiobooks, ecomics||21 days||10 per month||Unlimited|
|hoopla digital: movies & TV||3 days||10 per month||Unlimited|
|hoopla digital: music||7 days||10 per month||Unlimited|
|Kanopy Streaming||3 days||10 per month||Unlimited|
Most Kansas City Public Library materials may be renewed up to two (2) times except when there are other customer requests for the material or when the material is owned by another library system.
Please return all materials in the drop boxes conveniently located outside and inside of each branch.
Pop In / Pick Up Holds
Our Pop In / Pick Up service is available at most locations.
You'll be notified by email when the item is ready to pick up. The pick up date also displays in your catalog account for all available holds. Telephone and postal mail notifications are not available. You have 10 days to pick up an item once it becomes available.
If you need to change the pickup location, call us at 816.701.3449 and we can change the location for you. If your hold is available but you no longer need it, please call us to cancel the hold.
Overdues & Fines
As of July 1, 2019, the Kansas City Public Library no longer charges late fines on overdue materials.
- At 3 days, overdue Internet to Go and Chromebook to Go kits are assumed lost and the replacement cost is billed to your account. If the assumed lost materials are returned, the replacement cost will be removed from the account.
- At 14 days, overdue materials are assumed lost and the replacement cost is billed to your account. If the assumed lost materials are returned, the replacement cost will be removed from the account.
- At 42 Days, accounts with assumed lost materials and $200.00 or more in fees are sent to a collections agency in an attempt to recover lost materials. A $10.00 collection agency fee will be placed on the account.
- If assumed lost materials sent to collections are returned, the replacement cost will be removed from the account, but the $10.00 collections agency fee will remain. The account will remain blocked until the fees balance is zero.