Browse & Borrow

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 (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 from the time of renewal, assuming the patron's account is still in good standing and there are no holds 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 NEXT Search Catalog

Browse Audiobooks on Hoopla Digital

Browse Audiobooks on Cloud Library

Bikes

 

Ottawa First United Methodist Church has provided five bicycles as a part of a community bike share program. These bikes are available for a 24-hour checkout period to adults. An Ottawa Library account is not required to participate in this program. More information can be obtained at our Reference Desk.

View an example of the Bike Share Registration form

View Bike Share Wavier

Books

 

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 from the time of renewal, assuming the patron's account is still in good standing and there are no holds 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 NEXT Search Catalog

Browse eBooks on Hoopla Digital

Browse eBooks on Cloud Library

Games

 

Media: Game 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 NEXT Search Catalog

Laptops

 

Through a generous grant with the City of Ottawa, patrons are able to check out Dell Latitude laptops. To borrow a laptop, the patron must have an account with Ottawa Library in good standing and an Ottawa address. Borrowers are limited to one laptop per account. 

Device: Dell Latitude 3510 laptop

Limit:​ Patrons are limited to one laptop checked out. 

Duration: Laptops check out for 21 days.

Renewals: Laptops are not eligible for renewal.

Fines: Late devices will accrue fines of $10.00 per day and library privileges will be revoked until fines are paid. Devices not returned 2 days after the due date will be treated as a theft and appropriate legal action may be taken.

Mobile Device & Technology Use policy

Community Laptop Checkout Agreement

Movies

 

Media: Movies are available as DVD and Blu-Ray

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 discs, 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 Movies on NEXT Search Catalog

Browse Movies on Hoopla Digital

Browse Movies on Kanopy

Music

 

Limit:​ Patrons are limited to seven music discs checked out concurrently.

Duration: Music CDs check out for 21 days.

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

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

In addition to physical music CDs, our patrons have access to digital albums through Hoopla Digital with their Ottawa library card. Checkout and renewal policies are specific to each platform.

Browse Music on NEXT Search Catalog

Browse Music on Hoopla Digital

TV Series

 

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

Duration: Books 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 TV Series on NEXT Search Catalog

Browse TV Series on Hoopla Digital

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