Placing a Hold

Patrons may place holds or “requests” on items in the library’s circulating collection. When a held item comes back to the library, the library will notify the person who placed the hold using the method they have selected in their record on our automated system. Methods of notification available are email, text message, or postal mail.

To place a hold, you must first log in to your account. Follow this link to go to the log in screen for the automated system. You must enter the 14 digit barcode from your library card and your PIN, which is the last four digits of your phone number.

Search for the item you wish to place on hold.

When you find the item, click the “Place Request” button for the item.

A screen appears showing that the hold or request will be placed for you. If you wish to pick your items up from the 24/7 lockers, please change the pickup location from Hutchinson Public Library to one of the locker options.

The next step is to click the “Submit Request” button. Then just wait for the item to come back in!

Learn how to use our 24-7 Pick-Up Lockers to pick up your items anytime, day or night.

Requesting New Materials

Circulation Policies


Items available for 3 weeks with 1 renewal:

  • Adult fiction and nonfiction
  • Braille books
  • Books on CD
  • Children’s fiction and nonfiction
  • Government documents
  • Kansas Circulating Collection
  • Music CDs
  • Pamphlets
  • The Great Courses DVDs

Items available for 1 week with 1 renewal:

  • Auto repair manuals
  • Books with more than one reserve
  • DVDs
  • Magazines

Items available for 1 week with no renewal:

  • WiFi hotspots (must be 18 years old or older)

Some reference works may be checked out overnight. Arrangements are made through Reference Services.

Artwork is available for 60 days with no renewal. A $2.00 checkout charge is required per painting. Restricted to residents within the city limits of Hutchinson. Limit two.

No Late Fees

Just bring it back! Here’s how it works:
Adults: if you have ANY overdue items, they must be returned before you can check out more.
YOUTH (birth – 17): if you have MORE THAN 10 overdue items, they must be returned before you can check out more.

If your items become overdue, you have 30 days to return them before they are moved to lost status and you are billed the replacement cost for the items.


Hotspots: $5.00 per each day overdue. Item is considered lost after being overdue for 7 days. Patron is billed $75.00 for lost Hotspot. Sim card is deactivated after being one day overdue.

Artwork: 25 cents per each day overdue with one day grace period.

Overnight loans: 50 cents per hour with no grace period; maximum fine is price of item.

Fee for No Pick Up of InterLibrary Loan items is $3.00.

Replacement cost for damaged or lost items.

Collection agency fee is $11.95.

The library should be notified immediately when a card is lost or stolen. Replacement card is $1.00.

Patron Status

The library considers a patron to be in good standing if:

  • Adult patrons have NO items overdue.
  • Youth patrons have 10 items or less overdue.
  • No more than $4.99 is owed on account.

A patron found NOT to be in good standing with the library may not check out any more items. Full library privileges will begin when the overdue books are returned or charges are paid.


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