Columbus and surrounding area residents may stop in and apply for a library card anytime during open hours. In order to complete the application you must provide a name, address, main phone number, second contact number, personal reference with number, a Kansas photo ID, and 2 letters showing correct address (such as gas and electric bills).
There will be a verification process before a patron is allowed to checkout materials. 2 materials can then be checked out for the first 3 visits. After that, general checkout policies apply.
Now with your local library card you are able to sign up for Hoopla. Download the app on your phone, tablet, Kindle, etc. Use your library card id to log-in and gain the access to multiple e-books, audio-books, and movies. You are able to download them and access them off of any internet connection, so it is perfect for your next vacation. You are allowed five checkouts each month, with each checkout being two weeks long.
For more information you can go to hoopladigital.com
Besides your local library card, all Kansas residents can register for a state library card. This will give you access to multiple online resources such as e-books, audio-books, journal articles, newspapers, and even Mango Languages, an online language learning system, for free.
This service is available only to Kansas residents, there is no age requirement, however young patrons will need a parent or guardian to request the card on their behalf. Kansas State Library Cards can be requested at the Columbus Public Library, we will be happy to set up an account for you!
More information about the card can be found at the KSLC FAQ: https://www.kslib.info/librarians/kslc-faq.html
A list of online resources available to KSLC holders can be found here: https://www.kslib.info/librarians/eor.html