F.A.Q

Q.  How do I get a library card? 

A. Coffey County Library cards are available at each branch of the Coffey County Library. Library cards may be used at any Coffey County Library Branch. Proof of address is required. If a patron is under the age of eighteen, a parent or guardian signature is also required.

Q. What are your hours? 

A. Click Location to find the hours of operation for an individual library. All Coffey County Libraries are open six days a week with selected evening hours available to patrons. All branches are closed on Sundays and the following holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas.

Q. How do I use the Coffey County Library Online Catalog?

A. Go to http://ccl.polarislibrary.com/. Click on the “Search” tab and type in the title you are searching for. Then, click on “GO.”  For more advanced searching, click on the “Advanced” tab. After search results are displayed, click “Availability” to see the item location and status. If you would like to request an item, click on “Place Request.” Fill in your barcode and pin. Items will be delivered to the branch of your choice and can be returned to any branch.

Q. You don’t have what I am looking for. Now what?

A. Try searching the Kansas Library Catalog. To place a request on your own, follow these directions for an Interlibrary Loan. Or if you need assistance, ask any librarian to request the materials for you.

Q.  How long can I check out materials?

A. All circulating materials may be borrowed for a period of two weeks by any person with a valid Coffey County Library registration. DVDs are limited to one week. Some Interlibrary Loan items may have restricted loan periods.

Q. I need a little more time. How do I renew my materials?

A. You may renew Coffey County Library materials 1) in person at any of the six branches; 2) by phoning any of the six branches; 3) or online by going to http://ccl.polarislibrary.com/. Click on “Patron Account.” Fill in your barcode and pin to login. Click on “Items Out.” Check the box beside the titles you wish to renew. Click “Renew Selected Items.” Items may be renewed two consecutive times unless a request has been placed by another patron. Interlibrary Loan items can be renewed at the discretion of the loaning library. Requests to extend the time for Interlibrary Loan items should be made in person or by phone with the CCL branch that initiated the loan.

Q. Where can I return my materials?

A. You may return your Coffey County Library materials to any of the six branches. Each branch has a dropbox for after-hours returns. You do not have to return materials to the branch where you borrowed the materials.

Q. My account is blocked. Now what? 

A. All overdue items must be returned or replacement costs paid to clear your account.