Rotating Procedures update October 2011:

  • Do not check in the books before the truck arrives at your library!  The driver will do this for you while you are pulling books off the truck. 
  •  No limits on specific genres, and formats!  The cookie jar is open.  If your patrons need more inspirational or audio or whatever, pull more.  We do ask you try and keep the number of books you select to one cart (about 300 books).  You may hear from librarians who rotate after you if you take all of something...
  •  No limit on new books!  We no longer have a cart just for new books.  There was a surplus of brand new books back at CKLS because there was no room on the new book cart on the truck.  All new books are now shelved with the rest of the books and again, pull what your patrons need.
  • No separate large print shelves.  Large print books are easily identified by the "Large Print" wording on the spine.  Shelving large print with regular print speeds up the re-shelving process for the driver and gets him to the next library on time.

And a friendly reminder: The truck stops at each library for 90 minutes.  You have 60 minutes to select books.  This gives the driver time to re-shelve books, lock down carts and other equipment, and make it to the next library on time.

Rural residents in Central Kansas without a library in their taxing district have several options for library services.

  • Residents can use public libraries in nearby towns because some public library funding for these libraries comes from the Central Kansas Library System. The Central Kansas Library System is funded from a mill levy of rural property in 16 counties of the CKLS region. Residents of Pawnee County do not pay a mill levy to CKLS.
  • Central Kansas Library System provides two direct services residents living outside towns with libraries. People living inside towns with local libraries are not elegible for these two services.
  • The Kansas Library Card provides easy access to online resources. Any Kansas public, school or college library can issue a Kansas Library Card. Kansans who live in the CKLS region, but not in a town with a library, can obtain cards from the Resource Sharing and Access Department at 800-362-2642.
  • eBooks and Downloadable Audiobooks
  • Ask a Librarian
  • Large Print Lending Collection is also available for those who qualify.
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