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Browse & Borrow

About

The Ottawa Library sets loan periods and loan limits in order to provide patrons with fair and reasonable access to the library’s resources. The Ottawa Library sets limits on the length of time that an individual can keep a specific type of material in order to more fairly distribute limited resources such as audio-visual materials. The limit also reflects the fact that it takes more time to utilize some types of materials than others. 

 

Audiobooks

Media: Audiobooks are available on CD and PlayAway (a portable MP3 player).

Limit: Patrons are limited to 5 concurrent audiobook checkouts at any given time.

Duration: Audiobooks check out for 21 days.

Renewals: Audiobooks can be renewed twice for an additional 21 days from the time of renewal, assuming the patron's account is still in good standing and there are no hold for the item.

Fines: 15¢ per day late to a maximum of $3.00

In addition to physical audiobooks, our patrons have access to digital audiobooks through Hoopla Digital with their Ottawa Library Card and through Cloud Library with a Kansas State Library Card. Checkout and renewal policies are specific to each platform.

Browse Audiobooks on NextKansas Search Catalog

Browse Audiobooks on Hoopla Digital

Browse Audiobooks on Cloud Library

Bicycles

For up to date information on our Bike Share program, check our Bike Share dedicated page.

 
 

Books

Media: Books are available in standard and large print.

Limit: Patrons are not limited in the number of books they can have checked out concurrently. We do ask that patrons limit themselves to a number of items they feel they can be responsible for.

Duration: Books check out for 21 days.

Renewals: Books can be renewed twice for an additional 21 days from the time of renewal, assuming the patron's account is still in good standing and there are no hold for the item.

Fines: 15¢ per day late to a maximum of $3.00

In addition to physical books, our patrons have access to eBooks through Hoopla Digital with their Ottawa Library Card and through Cloud Library with a Kansas State Library Card. Checkout and renewal policies are specific to each platform.

Browse Books on NextKansas Search Catalog

Browse Books on Hoopla Digital

Browse Books on Cloud Library

 

Games

Media: Games are available for XBOX One, XBOX 360, PS3, PS4, and Wii.

Limit: Patrons are limited to seven video games checked out concurrently.

Duration: Video games check out for 7 days.

Renewals: Video games are not eligible for renewal.

Fines: 50¢ per day late to a maximum of $3.00

In addition to video games available for checkout,there is an XBOX One available for in-house use by teens in the Cave.

Browse Video Games on NextKansas Search Catalog

 

Laptops

For up to date information on our community laptop program, check our Community Laptop dedicated page.

Movies

Media: Movies are available in DVD and Blu-Ray formats.

Limit: Patrons are limited to seven movies checked out concurrently.

Duration: Movies check out for 7 days.

Renewals: Movies are not eligible for renewal.

Fines: 50¢ per day late to a maximum of $3.00

In addition to physical movies, our patrons have access to digital movies through Hoopla Digital and Kanopy with their Ottawa Library Card. Checkout and renewal policies are specific to each platform.

Browse Books on NextKansas Search Catalog

Browse Books on Hoopla Digital

Browse Books on Kanopy

 
 

TV Series

Media: TV Series are available in DVD and Blu-Ray formats.

Limit: Patrons are limited to three TV Series checked out concurrently.

Duration: TV Series check out for 14 days.

Renewals: TV Series are not eligible for renewal.

Fines: 50¢ per day late to a maximum of $3.00

In addition to physical TV Series, our patrons have access to digital TV Series through Hoopla Digital with their Ottawa Library Card. Checkout and renewal policies are specific to each platform.

Browse Books on NextKansas Search Catalog

Browse Books on Hoopla Digital