Services

Library Cards

  • Library cards are free and easy to obtain
  • With proof of identification, you can register for a library card at the front desk
  • Children under the age of 18, must have a parent or legal guardian’s permission and signature

Interlibrary Loan

  • If you are browsing our collection, either in person or through our online catalog, and cannot find the book that you are looking for. Stop by the front desk and ask about doing an Interlibrary loan. What that is is we look through our database and see if another library might have that book. Depending on what library the book is coming from, we could have it that day or as soon as next week. If you have any questions or want more information, call us at 785-460-4470 or email us at contactus@colbylibrary.com

Digital Library

Wi-Fi

  • Wireless connection is available throughout the library and also outside the building when the library is closed.

Mi-Fi Hotspots

  • The library now has 4 new mobile Wi-Fi hotspots for check out. Any adult Pioneer Memorial Library cardholder in good standing can check one out. Visit us at the circulation desk to check yours out today.

  • You may:

    • Check one out for 7 days

    • Reserve or place on hold if all are checked out

    • Connect up to 10 devices to a hotspot

  • You may not:

    • Renew them

    • Check out more than one hotspot at a time per household

  • Fines / Late Fees

    • A late fee of $3/day will be applied each day the device is over due

    • Replacement fees for lost/broken/stolen MiFi device is $100

    • Replacement fees for lost/broken/stolen MiFi charger is $30

    • Replacement fees for lost/broken/stolen MiFi container is $10

Public Access Computers:

  • Computers are free and available to the public if you have a library card
  • A guest pass may be given for a one-time use
  • Children must have a parent/guardian permission to use the internet & computers

Photocopier, Printing, Faxing, Scanning, and 3D Printing

  • Photocopies can be made by the public; Copies can be made in black and white and in color
  • Printers are available with computers, in black and white and in color
  • Fax services (sending and receiving) are also available
  • Scanning is also available
  • 3D Printing is also available. Please ask at the front desk or call the library ahead of time to make the necessary arrangements

Notary Services

  • Notary services are available for a fee
  • Must provide a picture ID
  • $5 per notary

Exam Proctors

  • Library staff are available to proctor exams for students taking classes online
  • Computers are available for students to use, or they can bring their own laptops and utilize our wireless internet connection
  • Call the library ahead of time to make the necessary arrangements

Public Meeting Room

  • A meeting room is available for non-profit organizations. Check with the library ahead of time for availability.

Video Conferencing Equipment

  • Video conferencing equipment is available in the meeting room for webcasts or live face-to-face conferences
  • Call the library ahead of time to set up a time to use the equipment

Items available for checkout:

  • Books (Fiction, Non-Fiction, Science Fiction, Westerns, Biographies, and Graphic Novels)
  • Audio Books
  • Large Print books
  • Tablets (in library use) or can be checked out if over the age of 18
  • Magazines
  • Movies (DVD and BluRay)
  • Video Games
  • Puzzles for children
  • Cake pans

Equipment available for checkout:

  • Digital projector – $20 for a 3-day check out
  • Overhead projector – $3 a day for a 3-day checkout
  • Slide projector – $3 a day for a 3-day checkout
  • Coffee maker – $5 a day for a 3-day checkout
  • Electric Roaster – $5 a day for a 3-day checkout
  • Roaster liners – $1 per bag

Checkout limits:

  • ¬†Books – 2 weeks
  • Audio books – 2 weeks
  • Children Magazines – 2 weeks
  • Interlibrary loans – 2 weeks or as directed
  • Movies – 7 days
  • Video games – 7 days
  • Puzzles for children – 7 days
  • Cake pans – 7 days

Overdue Fines:

  • ¬†Books, Audio books, Magazines, Children’s puzzles, cake pans – $0.10 per day
  • DVD’s/Video games – $1 per day