At the Lindsborg Community Library, it is our mission to provide access to media and services for community residents of all ages for personal enrichment, enjoyment, and education. We especially want to support students at all academic levels and stimulate young children’s interest and appreciation in reading and learning.
In order to do that, we provide both services and materials for library patrons – and there is no cost to becoming a library patron! Simply come to the circulation desk and one of our librarians will set up your account. Anyone may have a library card; children must have their accounts signed by a parent or guardian. Lost cards can be replaced for $5.
As long as there is not a waiting list on an item, renewals may be granted for longer loan periods. There are no overdue fines, though replacement costs are charged for lost or severely damaged items.
What is Available at the Library?
Audio Books: Books on CD include non-fiction, romance, comedy and mystery among other genres. These can be borrowed for 3 weeks.
Cake Pans: Specialty cake pans in a wide variety of forms are available for patrons to borrow and use. Cake pans can be checked out for 1 week.
Computer Services: Computer use for internet or word processing is free of charge. Patrons under 16 years of age needs to be accompanied by an adult to use the computers. A library card is not required in order to use the computers. One hour of use is guaranteed, although more is allowed if no one is waiting to use the computers.
DVDs: The library has a wide selection of both Adult and Children’s movies and television programs in DVD format. Popular DVDs may be borrowed for 1 week. Non-fiction documentaries on DVD are shelved with the Adult Non-fiction collection and may be checked out for 3 weeks.
Electronic Resources: Many titles are available for patrons who would like to borrow materials online. E-books, Audiobooks, Music, and Videos are available through our virtual library at www.sunflowerelibrary.org. Titles may be checked out for 7 or 14 days. Renewals are not possible at this time.
Fishing Rods & Reels: Fishing rods & reels are available for adult patrons who would like to borrow fishing equipment. A tackle wallet with lures and hooks may also be borrowed. All fishing equipment checks out for 1 week.
Heritage Room Collection: Books about Lindsborg’s Swedish heritage and culture keep the history of this community easily accessible to the public. Books in both Swedish and English languages are available, along with VHS tapes of Swedish films. Information on family lineage and homesteading information is also included in the collection. The oldest books and genealogy resources are asked to be used for in library research. However, most of these materials can be borrowed for 3 weeks.
Interlibrary Loan: If our library does not have your choice of materials, they can be borrowed from another library for your use. There is no charge for this service. Lending times vary; however, materials typically arrive within a week and can be borrowed for 2 weeks.
Kansas Collection: A wide variety of books about the nature and people of Kansas and life on the plains are available. Many titles are specific to Lindsborg and the Smoky Valley. These books may be checked out for 3 weeks.
Large Print: The library offers both fiction and non-fiction in Large Print type. Mystery, romance, and western genres are among the book selections available. Large Print books may be borrowed for 3 weeks.
Magazines: A wide variety of popular magazines, subjects ranging from home decorating to current world news can be found at the library. All magazines are provided by donation. Magazines are circulated on the honor system.
Newspapers: The Lindsborg News and Record, the McPherson Sentinel, and the Salina Journal are available for patron use. We ask that newspapers remain in the Library for all patrons to enjoy in a timely fashion.
Printing: Black and white printing is available for both copying and printing from the computers. This service costs 10 cents per page.
Wi-fi Internet Access: Free wi-fi internet access is available for patrons who bring their own devices to use at the library. The access is password protected, so please come to the circulation desk to get the information needed to connect your device.