Olathe Public Library goLibraries at the Olathe Community Center and Olathe Fire Station 6.
We know life demands a lot out of you. So, we’ve made it even easier to use the library with the goLibraries at the Olathe Community Center and Olathe Fire Station 6.
The goLibraries include a unique locker system that allows you to pick-up holds and return materials beyond the hours that Olathe Downtown & Olathe Indian Creek are open. The Community Center has an additonal feature that let's you browse the catalog, place holds and check your account. At the present time, only the pick-up holds and return materials feature is offered at Olathe Fire Station 6.
Watch a short video about the goLibraries below.
How can I use the goLibraries to pick up holds?
When placing your hold online, by phone or in-person, simply designate "Olathe Community Center" or "Olathe - Fire Station 6" as your pick-up location, just as you would normally select a library building.
How will I know when my hold is ready?
You will be notified that your materials are ready for pick-up in the same manner as you are now for other holds - either by phone or email.
How long do I have to pick up my materials?
As of now, you have 7 days from the date of the notification just like other holds. There is a chance this may change in the future, depending on demand.
How do I check out my goLibrary holds?
When you scan your library card, or type in the number, a locker door will pop open. The locker will contain all of your holds which were automatically checked out to you when you entered your card number.
What if I don't want one of my holds?
Please return it in the drop box below.
Is there a limit to how many items I can pick up at the goLibraries?
Not at this time. If your materials will not fit in one locker, a second may be used.
If I check out items at a goLibrary, does that mean I have to return them there too?
No, you can return items checked out at the goLibrary to any Olathe or Johnson County location or off-site materials return boxes just like other materials.
Can I return any items to the goLibraries?
Yes. It does not matter where you check out your materials. However, goLibrary material returns are locked and you will need a library card number to open it. It does not have to be the card number that was used to check out the materials.
How do I use the goLibrary to check my account, browse the catalog or place holds?
A touch screen set to the catalog is provided next to the lockers. You can browse the catalog or log-in with your library card and PIN to place holds or manage your account. This feature is coming soon to Olathe Fire Station 6.
I am not a community center member. Can I still use the goLibrary at the community center?
Absolutely. No membership is necessary.