Our Circulation Policy

Categorized under: Our Policies.


This policy governs borrowing and using library materials. By applying for a library card, the patron agrees to abide by all library policy and procedures.

Eligible Borrowers

  • Residents of the library district.
  • Residents of the area included within the Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS).

Patrons under the age of 16 must have signed permission from a parent or guardian.

A valid library card or other acceptable form of identification must be presented to borrow materials.

Loan Period

  • Reference materials do not circulate.
  • Holds may be placed on any circulating materials, except for the Walk-in Collection.
    • Basehor Library maintains a Walk-in Collection of new materials that are available only to patrons who visit the library in person.
  • DVDs circulate for 7 days.
    • Up to 2 renewals allowed.
  • Non-tablet e-readers (Nooks, Kindles, Sony e-readers, and Kobo) are available for checkout. When you check one out, you’ll be asked to sign a user’s agreement. If you’re under 18, your parent or guardian must sign the agreement. The e-readers check-out for 14 days with two renewals unless another patron has placed a hold on the item.
  • All other materials circulate for 14 days.
    • Up to 2 renewals allowed unless another patron has placed a hold on the item.


  • Replacement cost for lost, damaged, or non-returned materials at list price
  • Replacement cost for lost card $1.00

A patron’s borrowing privileges will be suspended when:

  • An item is overdue for 35 days.
  • The patron’s account has been charged a replacement fee of over $10 for an item that has been lost or damaged.

Long Overdue / Lost Items

  • Any item overdue for 45 days will be considered lost and the patron will be charged replacement cost. No refunds will be given once payment has been made.

Return of materials, or payment for lost materials and fees will result in the restoration of borrowing privileges.

Library items belong to everyone. When items don’t get returned, the rest of us are denied the opportunity to use them. The Basehor Library may choose to contract for the services of a company that specializes in recovering long overdue (over 45 days) library materials. The resulting action may affect the borrower’s credit rating.

“Depriving the owner of the possession” of “a book or other material borrowed from a library” is considered a misdemeanor under K.S.A. 21-3702 (b).

Adopted by the Basehor Community Library Board of Directors April 12, 2006Modified September 10, 2015