How to use the online catalog:

·   Go to nextkansas.org
 

·   Click Sign in located on the upper right of the screen.

Login: account number from the back of your library card, not case sensitive
(if it contains an “I” in FI9 it is an “i”).
Password: your last name, case sensitive.

Patrons with accounts set up prior to 5/6/2017:
Login: the 7 last digits of your account from the back of your library card excluding the last character.

Password: your last name, all lower case letters.
 

  • Search: enter a search term;
    click the arrow to the right;
    click on a title for details.

     

  • To order an item, click Place Hold then click Confirm Hold. When your item arrives, you will be notified via e-mail, phone or text, depending on your preference settings.
     

  • Account: Click your name located on the upper right of the screen: see items checked out & ordered, renew items and more!

 

   Beck Bookman Library is a member of NEXT, a regional shared catalog service of the Northeast Kansas Library System. Beck Bookman is one of 45 libraries participating in the shared catalog.

It is not necessary for patrons to use the online catalog in order to access library materials. Library staff will happily request materials for patron use.


 

Library Services:

​Books!
Novels - Mystery - Science Fiction
Inspirational - Western - Romance
Paperbacks - Large Print - Young Adult

Junior Fiction - Nonfiction - Reference Interlibrary Loans

Audios
Children & Adult Books on CD
Music on CD

Movies

Adult Fiction & Nonfiction
Children and Family Movies

Periodicals
Magazines - Newspapers

Children's Library / The Bender Room
Fiction & Nonfiction Books & Audios
for ages newborn to 5th grade
Toys - Puzzles


Technology Services
6 public computers with printer/scanner
1 public laptop computer
Wi-fi wireless hotspot
Universal Card Reader

Parenting
Books - Audios
Activity bags for early childhood care
providers, teachers, babysitters, parents.

 

Kansas Collection
History - Genealogy - Reference - Fiction

Meeting Room - Study Areas

Scanning - Printing - Faxing - Copying

Public Computers and the Internet

  • Must be a patron in good standing with the Beck-Bookman Library
    (no fines or overdue materials).

  • All computer users must abide by the Computer & Internet Safety Policy of the

        Beck Bookman Library.

  • In compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act library computers are utilizing filtering software.

  • Patrons must present library card & sign in at the circulation desk before using a computer.

  • Patrons are given 60 minutes on a computer and must sign out before leaving.

  • Discs and USB drives are available at the front desk for sale.

  • Parental permission is required for use of library Internet computers by children under the age of 18. Permission forms may be obtained from the circulation desk. These forms need to be completed in the library before using the Internet. Proof of identification/date of birth must be provided if questioned by staff.

  • For children age 12 and under, a parent must be in the library with the child at the time of Internet use.

Library Patron Cards

  • Patron application forms must  be completed in the library.

  • Anyone 7 years old & older may fill out a patron application form for a library card.

  • Children under 18 must fill out a juvenile patron application form and have a parent or guardian sign the form in the library and provide his/her identification.

  • Adults, 18 years and older, must fill out an adult patron application form and provide identification.

  • Adults visiting the library may use public access computers by signing in as a “guest” at the circulation desk. Guest status is given to people temporarily residing in the area for seven days or less. All other computer users are asked to obtain a library card by completing an application form and presenting a valid form of identification.
    Library patrons and guests must abide by the Computer & Internet Use Policy of the Beck-Bookman Library. (approved 4/21/2010)

 

Books, Audios, Periodicals

  • Patrons 7 years of age and older may check out books, audios and periodicals for a period of 14 days (2 weeks).

  • If materials are not returned on the due date, a fine of 5¢ per day, per item will accrue until the materials are returned.

  • Overdue materials must be returned and fines paid in order for patrons to check out additional materials.

  • The maximum fine for any material is the replacement cost of the item.

  • Materials may be renewed for an additional 14 days if the patron contacts the library via telephone, e-mail, or in person to renew the materials.

  • In the event of lost or damaged library materials the patron will be charged the replacement cost of the item.

  • Patrons may check out a maximum of 10 items.

Movies

  • Movies must be checked out by patrons who are
    18 years of age or older.

  • A limit of 5 movies for 5 days per adult card.

  • No renewals on movies are allowed.

  • The fine on overdue movies is $1.00 per movie per day.

  • Patrons checking out movies must not have outstanding fines or overdue materials.