Programs & Events

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Beck Bookman Library is open to the public!

  • We will continue curbside service for our patrons who prefer staying outside the building.

  • Masks are required as well as hand hygiene inside the building.

  • Two desktop computers are available by appointment for one hour.

  • A laptop is available for check out for one hour, to the parking lot, by an adult 18 years or older with a photo id.

  • There is no seating available.

  • Please come in, obtain your desired materials, checked out & exit.

Curbside Service

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Beck Bookman Library

order library materials today!


Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 9:30am to 5pm; Wednesday open until 6:30pm.

  • Order materials from
    click here for instructions, or call the library at 364-3532 or send an email to

  • When materials are available, notifications will be sent in the manner noted on the patron’s account: email, text or by phone.

  • Requests will be put in a queue and items will be distributed accordingly.

  • Order items from any library in the NEXT catalog.

  • Sorry, no board books will be available for check out.

Fax, Copying and Printing:

  • Fax, copying and printing will be available via curb side by appointment only.

  • Each fax is $1.00 to send, prices vary to receive.

  • Printing costs: 15 cents per page for black and white; 25 cents for each color page with a limit of 20 pages; cash or check only.

Even though we love having the library as a meeting place, that is just not possible at this time. As we all work together to slow the spread of Covid-19, we appreciate the cooperation in dealing with these changes. Great service has always been the goal at Beck Bookman Library and we know keeping our patrons and staff safe is part of that top priority.   - Beck Bookman Library Board of Trustees

Laptop Computer now available for curbside check-out!

Check-out Policy

  • For use in the building or parking lot of the library.

  • Check-out period: 1 hour.

  • Patron must be 18 years or older.

  • Current driver’s license or picture ID required.

  • ID will be retained by the library during laptop use.

  • Wifi: library hotspot.

Contact the library for more information: 785-364-3532;

Returning books, DVDs, audios, magazines?
Please place library materials in the
drop boxes located on the east side
of the building - open 24/7!
  • Place books in the book drop, DVDs and Audio-books in the Audio-Visual box.

  • Please be cognizant of the weather and not allow any items to get wet as they will be staying
    in a bag for 96 hours before being processed; even a few sprinkles can cause damage.

  • Returning a HotSpot device: knock on the door to present it to a staff member.

  • Please do not drop off donations of books, movies, magazines, etc.

Vintage Jackson County Plat Books and a Kansas Atlas for SALE!
Beck Bookman Library is selling extra copies of Kansas plat books and an atlas:

  • Seven (7) 1921 Jackson County Kansas Plat books for $70 each

  • One (1) 1887 Official Kansas Atlas for $1,200.

See our facebook page for more details and photos.

Your purchases will qualify for a non-profit tax receipts.
Contact the library for more information: 785-364-3532;

Current Operating Hours:
Monday - Tuesday - Thursday - Friday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday: 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Closed on National Holidays

Inclement Weather Policy:
Beck Bookman Library will follow
the schedule of USD 336.


Print - Copy - FAX - Scan
15¢ per page - 30¢ double sided
Color: 25¢ per page 50¢ double sided
20 sheets maximum

To Send: $1.00 per FAX
includes cover & confirmation page
To Receive: 15¢ per page


Free! Please ask staff for assistance.


It is the mission of Beck Bookman Library to provide access to a world of literature and learning through a variety of media.  The library seeks to serve a community of all ages and interests, creating a centralized resource center that meets the increasing need for information.

“Books. Cats. Life is good.”
T. S. Elliot

Beck Bookman Library
420 West 4th Street
Holton, Kansas 66436