Liberal Memorial Library's collection includes more than 77,000 items: books, audio books, videos, DVDs, magazines, music CDs, reference materials, puppets, and audio files through the Kansas Library Card.
Library cards are free to all residents of Kansas. A form of state identification must be presented to show that a patron is a Kansas resident along with a piece of mail. Out-of-state patrons are required to pay an annual fee of $25 per family.
All library patrons over the age of 18 MUST present a government-issued form of identification and a utility bill.
Library cards are sent through the United States Postal Service to library patrons and should arrive within one week of application.
A patron cannot check out items until they receive their card in the mail.
Children are entitled to the same check out privileges as adults. They must have a parent or guardian present to get a library card. This parent or guardian will be held responsible for the safe return of all library property and any fines or fees that are accrued.
The staff asks that parents or guardians monitor the appropriateness of library materials that their children borrow. The library staff is not responsible for making that judgment as individual families have different ways of deciding what is suitable for their children.
All materials in the library may be checked out for two weeks, except for DVDs and video cassettes which may be checked out for one week.
All library patrons must have their own library card to check out materials.
In an effort to circulate as many materials as possible a patron is limited to no more than 15 items: which may include four DVDs, six VHS, six audio CDs (including audio CD books and music CDs), six audio cassettes, six magazines, one equipment, and four interlibrary loan items.
Overdue items are $.10 per day except for DVDs which are $1 per day.
Materials may be renewed in person, by telephone, or online.
Most materials may be renewed twice unless another patron has reserved the item.
DVDs, video cassettes, pre-literacy kits, and items that have placed in the New York Times Bestsellers cannot be renewed.
A request for renewal of interlibrary loan materials must be made three days before the due date or they may not be subject to renewal.
Roger Adams will be speaking on Kansas Cuisine at the Library on Monday, November 7 at 6 p.m.
Library and Lunch will feature French Lessons by Ellen Sussman on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at noon.
Book and Movie will present The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly on Thursday, November 17 at 6 p.m.
We have basic computer classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We have English computer classes every Tuesday at 10 a.m. We have Spanish computer classes every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.
And in December, the Library will present the Redskin singers on Thursday, December 8 at 7 p.m.
See you at the Library! And remember, libraries are more than just books!