Policy Summary (for the actual policies, select from the drop-down menu under the “Policies” tab at the top of the page)


Free to all residents of Iola and most Kansas residents.  Identification showing current address is required.  A parent or guardian’s signature is required for minors.

Loan periods

2 weeks for most items.  Exceptions are:

1 week: Videos, DVDs, Genealogy books


All materials may be renewed once unless someone has reserved the item.  You can renew materials at the library, online by logging into your account, over the telephone, or by e-mail.

Fines, etc.

20 cents per day for most materials.

Exceptions are CD-ROMs, videos, DVDs and equipment,  which are $1.00 per day.

When items are lost or damaged to the extent they are no longer wanted in the collection, replacement cost is charged.

Other policies

Those whose conduct is disruptive may have the privilege of using the library abridged or denied.

The library does not provide care or supervision of children.  Children under the age of seven may not be left unattended.

The library strives to collect materials to meet the varying needs and tastes of individuals.   The materials selection policy provides a procedure for those objecting to the inclusion of particular items in the collection.