What, You're Still Reading the (Lowly) Book? You Say It's Printed on Paper? You Didn't Download It?
January 26, 2011
Ohmigosh, you have a few of them. They won’t just disappear from an electronic device. Yes, you have to return the library’s copies of Tolstoy’s War and Peace, Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and that edgy little escapist tale about a vampire on the President’s staff at the White House!
Please, feel free to bring them to the Circulation desk at our branch or any other branch in the Mid-Continent system. They will be checked off your card and returned to their owning branches, if applicable.
When you’re in a hurry, books and other materials can be placed in an outdoor book drop. Book drops are available 24/7. They are emptied several times a day by our staff. Items will be checked in and returned to our shelves or their owning branches.
When you’re in south Kansas City, library items may also be returned to the Hillcrest or Marlborough community centers. Each of these Library-to-Go locations has a book return bin. Same deal. They’re checked in and shelved appropriately!
When you can’t get to the library because the snow is piling up, please give us a call. (Blue Ridge: 761-3382). We still renew items by telephone. We even answer the telephone between 8 and 9 a.m. An item may be renewed unless another customer has a hold on it. Items may even be renewed twice, barring any holds.
When you can’t renew an item by phone because the library is closed, log on to our website, create an account, view your account, and renew your books! It’s truly, truly easy!
Lastly, not leastly, don’t return items we borrowed from other libraries in the book drops. Sometimes, we call them out of system items, or interlibrary loan items. They’re clearly marked—PLEASE DO NOT RETURN IN THE BOOKDROP!