A library card is required to check out materials.

Library card holders must be physically present to check out materials.  Borrowers may not check out items on another person’s library card.

Protect your card

Protect your library card as you would a credit card.

You are responsible for all materials checked out on your card.  If your card is stolen, report it immediately.

Keep your information current.  Let us know when your address, phone number or email address change so you will receive notifications on time.

Loan Periods and Limits

 Item  Item Limit  Loan Period
 Books  **  3 weeks
 Magazines  **  3 weeks
 AudioBooks 5 per card 3 weeks
 DVDs 5 per card  1 week
 Discovery Packs/ Boxes 1 per card 3 weeks

Limit of 99 items per card

New applicants are given a check-out limit of two items the first time using their library card.


Most* items can be renewed three times unless the item is on reserve for another patron.

*Children’s Discovery Packs and Storybook Boxes cannot be renewed, and InterLibrary Loans can only be renewed one time.

Items can be renewed in person, by phone, by email, or through Wamego Public Library’s  online catalog. See how here.

Overdue Fines and Fees

Fines and fees will be assessed for late, lost, and/or damaged materials.  Fines will accrue everyday an item is late.  Maximum overdue fines are $5 per item.

Patrons with less than $3 in fines may still check out items.

Item Fine
Max Fine/Fee
Books 10¢ / Day $5 per item
Magazines 10¢ / Day $5 per item
AudioBooks 10¢ / Day $5 per item
Discovery Packs $1 / Day $5 per item
Lost Card Fee $1 per replacement

Lost or Damaged Items

If an item is lost or damaged (assessed by the library as being unsuitable for the collection), the patron will be charged the replacement cost of the item.

Any accrued overdue fines on lost or damaged items will be waived once the patron pays in full the replacement fees.

Placing Items on Reserve

Library patrons may request to place items on reserve that are currently unavailable.

Items can also be placed on reserve through Wamego Public Library’s online catalog. See how here.

Patrons will be notified by an email or phone call when the reserved item becomes available.

The item will be held on reserve for 1 week at the front desk, after which the item will either be returned to the shelf or placed on reserve for the next patron on the waiting list.