Frequently Asked Questions

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I Have A General Question About The Library. Is There Anyone Who Can Help?

 

Yes. Please use the Contact Us Form on our website, send us an email, or call the library at (620) 231-8110. We are here to help!

I Have A Question About My Account. Is There Anyone That Can Help Me?

 

Yes. If you have any questions about your account or how to access digital resources please use the Contact Us Form or Chat option on our website, send us an email, or call the library at (620) 231-8110.

Are There Any Library Resources I Can Use While The Library Is Closed?

 

The Library provides many digital services, including e-books, audiobooks, magazines, streaming movies, and more through our e-Library.

Does The Library Charge Overdue Or Extended Use Fees?

 

There are no charges for borrowing library materials as long as things are returned on time and in the same condition. When items reach two (2) weeks late your account is blocked from further checkouts, renewals, and holds. Returning the late items will automatically restore access. When an item is a month overdue, a bill is generated for its replacement cost. When a billed item is returned, the bill for the item is automatically removed.

Overdue Hotspots will be turned off and unable to connect to service. Overdue Hotspots will be charged a $1/day overdue fee. After 30 days overdue, the Hotspot will be considered lost and patron will be billed. For more information about Hotspot fees, refer to the Mobile Hotspot Lending Policy.

How Do I Get A PIN?

 

Please stop by or call the library at (620) 231-8110 to obtain your PIN. We can also reset it for you, in person or over the phone.

Click on the button below or the link in the upper right corner of the “Top Bar” of the website to access your library account with your name, library card number, and PIN.

 

My PPL Account

How Do I Connect To The Library’s Wi-Fi?

 

The Pittsburg Public Library WiFi’s SSID is “PPL_public”. There is no password required.

As few items to remember:

  • You do not need a library card to use our Wifi.
  • Internet content on all library networks is filtered.
  • Please visit the computer lab on the second floor if you need assistance.
  • Please click on the button below to read the PPL Computer Usage and Internet Safety policy before connecting  for the first time.

 

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Can I Check Out Without A Library Card?

 

Yes! Your date of birth can be used to verify your identity. We’ll try our best to help you check out.

How Can I Reserve A Meeting Space At The Library?

 

There are two ways to reserve a meeting room:

  1. Call the library at (620) 231-8110.
  2. Click on the button below to use our online form to request a meeting room.

 

Reserve

 

What you need to know:

  • Pittsburg Public Library has two rooms available for use by community groups during normal library operating hours.
  • The rooms may be used by any group that is engaged in educational, cultural, intellectual, or charitable activities.
  • All meetings are considered open to the public.
  • In addition, Pittsburg businesses may reserve either room for internal employee training.
  • We do not make the room available for private parties, such as birthday parties or showers or for any activities that charge a fee or seeks monetary solicitations.
  • Available Meeting Space: 
  • The first floor meeting room holds about 40 people. We have tables and chairs available and you are welcome to arrange the room to meet your needs.
  • The 1st Floor Studio holds about 8 people and has four mobile tables and chairs.

 

Please click on the button below for the PPL Meeting Room policy.

 

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How Do I Log Into My Library Account?

 

Click on the button below or the link in the upper right corner of the “Top Bar” of the website to access your library account with your name, library card number, and PIN.

 

My PPL Account

 

Using the RIGHT column:

Name: Type in your first or last name

Barcode: Type in your 16-digit PPL card number (found on your library card).

PIN: Type in your four-digit PIN.

Please stop by or call the library at (620) 231-8110 to obtain your PIN. We can also reset it for you, in person or over the phone.

How Do I Apply For A Job At The Library?

 

Employment at the Pittsburg Public Library is handled through the Human Resources department at City Hall, located at 201 West 4th Street in Pittsburg.

Please click the button below to visit the City’s employment page, where you can find a printable application.

 

Apply Now

 

Submit your completed application and resume to:

City Hall
201 W 4th St
Pittsburg KS 66762

Be sure to indicate that you’re interested in working at the library.

How Do I Get A Library Card?

 

Short Answer: Library cards are free to all Kansas residents and property owners. Stop by the Patron Services desk with your photo ID and proof of address. If you address is correct on your ID, then that’s all we need.

 

Long Answer:  The following are required to obtain a library card.

  • Photo ID showing current address (driver’s license preferred)
  • If photo ID does not show current address, any printed material that shows current address is acceptable (printed checks, utility bill, cancelled envelope, etc.), along with the photo ID
  • Children may use their parents’ ID if they have no proof of current address.
  • An individual who owns property in Kansas but does not live here may show a property tax bill in order to be considered a resident.
  • An applicant who cannot prove current address may be issued a temporary library card and may check out up to two items (except Hot Spots). This limit will remain in place until valid proof of current address is provided.
  • A PSU student ID is considered proof of address and is treated as if cardholder is a Kansas resident. Cards issued to PSU students residing out of state will expire annually.

 

Please click the button below for the PPL Library Card Policy.

 

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Pittsburg Public Library

308 N Walnut
Pittsburg, KS 66762

► Library Hours

Sun: 1:00p - 5:00p
Mon -Thu: 9:00a - 8:00p
Fri: 9:00a - 5:00p
Sat: 10:00a - 4:00p

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(620) 231-8110

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