ON THIS PAGE: Mobile Printing, Curbside Pickup, Applying for a library card, Borrowing Materials, Lending Periods and Limits, Overdue Materials and Charges, Online Catalog and ILL.
Curbside Pick Up
Curbside is available during all open hours.
1. Place Holds- Go to https://nextkansas.org/ and log in in the top right corner with your library card number and four digit passcode. Search the movies, audiobooks, and books and place holds on the items you want.
2. Notification- We will call/ text/ email you when your holds are available and ready for you to pick up from APL.
3. Pick Up- Park in the library parking lot and give us a call. A librarian will bring out your items with them already checked out.
If you would prefer, give us a call at 913-367-1902 and we will assist you in putting specific items on hold.
Applying for a Library Card
Any resident of northeastern Kansas may apply for a library card and borrow from the library free of charge. There is no fee for the initial card, but replacement cards are $1 each.
To apply for a card:
Apply online on our website: just CLICK HERE.
1) You must bring in a photo ID when applying in person or picking up your physical card.
2) Fill out short application
Children may get their own library card. If the child is under 18, a parent or legal guardian whose own card is in good standing must be attached to the account as a guarantor.
You must have a library card or Photo ID to borrow materials
Present your library card, or photo ID, at time of check out. You may also use your card to log onto our public access computers.
Materials may be renewed over the phone or online if no other patrons are waiting for them.
Patrons with overdue materials or outstanding service charges may be denied checkout privileges.
Lending Periods & Limits
Books and Audiobooks = 3 weeks (21 days)
May check out as many items as you wish to be responsible for
DVDs = 1 week (7 days)
8 DVDs per card
Games, Puzzles, and Cake Pans = 3 weeks (21 days)
Public Access Computers
60 minutes per day.
Overdue Materials & Charges
We no longer charge late fees on library materials. However, if materials are not returned after 35 days, the item will be marked lost and charged to your account. If an account balance exceeds $10, borrowing privileges will be restricted, including our online resources.
Online Catalog and ILL
APL is a participant of the Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS). Through NEKLS there is a shared catalog. Our patrons have access to materials from all participating libraries. You may place holds, renew items, make purchase suggestions and more through the online NEXT Catalog.
Holds are items borrowed from our catalog and may be from APL or another regional library.
ILL items are borrowed from outside our catalog and may be from another Kansas library or from other states.
More information about lending services is available on the Inter-Library Loan page.