|Item Type||Loan Period||Checkout Limit||Renewal|
|Books, Audiobooks, Large Print Books||21 days||Up to 75||3 times|
|Print New & Notable Collections||14 days||Up to 75||No renewals|
|Digital New & Notable Collection||14 Days||5||No renewals|
|DVDs||7 days||10||No renewals|
|Music CDs||21 days||30||3 times|
|Magazines||21 days||Up to 75||3 times|
|Graphic Novels||21 days||Up to 75||3 times|
(ebooks, digital audiobooks)
|21 days||20 items||Unlimited|
|hoopla digital: ebooks, digital audiobooks, ecomics||21 days||9 items per month||Unlimited|
|hoopla digital: movies & TV||3 days||9 items per month||Unlimited|
|hoopla digital: music||7 days||9 items per month||Unlimited|
|Kanopy Streaming||3 days||12 items per month||Unlimited|
Kansas City Public Library materials may be renewed up to three (3) times except when there are other customer requests for the material or when the material is owned by another library system.
* DVD checkouts and New & Notable items may not be renewed.
Please return all materials in the drop box conveniently located outside of each branch. For the health and safety of our staff and patrons, all Library materials are quarantined for several days before they are checked in. If an item you returned is still on your account after this time period, please contact the library.
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 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 $50.00 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.