How do I get my library card?

  • To check out materials and use some online resources, Kansas residents will need a library card. To obtain a borrower’s card
  • Bring photo identification proof of your current local mailing address, then complete an application. Your new library card will be issued!

What can I check out with my library card?

Chapman Public Library Telescope Lending Policy

  • 18 years old or older and have a current valid library card in good standing with the library.
  • The cardholder must present current I.D. and proof of address
  • Sign a new Library Telescope Check-out paperwork each time the Telescope is borrowed.
  • The telescope can be checked out for a maximum of 1 week with no renewal. 
  • The overdue fine for the telescope is $10.00 per day. 
  • All materials contained in the telescope package must be present at return.
  • If the telescope is overdue 14 days or more, the full replacement cost ($375) will be charged.
  • Borrowers must return the telescope and all accompanying materials in good condition.
  • The telescope may only be used by the borrower who signs the agreement with the library. 
  • Please treat the telescope with care.
  • Never look directly at the sun with the telescope. Blindness could result.
Telescope image


Public access to the internet and online services have become an integral part of the Chapman Public Library programs and services.  The intent of this policy is to meet the provisions of the Kansas Children’s Internet Protection Act, as well as provide guidelines for patrons and staff regarding online computer use of Internet accessible computers.

The purpose of the Internet Safety Policy of The Chapman Public Library is to implement and enforce technology protection measures to: ensure that no minor has access to visual depictions that are child pornography, harmful to minors, or obscene; and ensure that no person has access to visual depictions that are child pornography or obscene while using a public access computer.

Developed under the direction of the Board of the Chapman Public Library, this Internet Safety Policy was discussed and adopted during an open meeting of the Library Board on 07/13/2021. This policy supersedes all previous Internet Safety Policy statements of the Chapman Public Library and is effective on 07/13/2021.

This policy document will be reviewed by the Chapman Public Library Board at least every three years.

Legal Requirements

 The Chapman Public Library Internet Safety Policy complies with the applicable requirements of subsection (b) and L. 2013, ch. 98, sec.1, and amendments thereto, commonly known as the Kansas Children’s Internet Protection Act.

The Chapman Public Library has in place a policy of Internet safety for minors, including the operation of a technology protection measure or other process that blocks or filters online access to visual depictions that are child pornography, harmful to minors or obscene as defined in L. 2013, ch. 98, sec.1.

Supervision and Monitoring

 Subject to staff supervision, technology protection measures may be disabled only for bona fide research or other lawful purpose.

It shall be the responsibility of all members of the Chapman Public Library staff to supervise and monitor usage of the online computer network and access to the Internet in accordance with this policy and the Kansas Children’s Internet Protection Act.

Patrons who encounter web sites which they believe should be blocked but which are not, or who are prevented from accessing web sites which they believe should not be blocked may submit a complaint.  This should be given I writing to the Library Director in charge and include the URL of the site in question and whether the request is to block or unblocked.  If the technology protection measure being used is a regional service, the information and recommendation shall be forwarded to the appropriate regional staff.

Complaints about enforcement of this policy or observed patron behavior which violate this policy shall also be submitted in writing to the Library Director in charge, providing as much detail as possible.

The library shall inform patrons of the provisions of this policy, including the standards used and procedures for complaint, by making the policy available on the library’s web site and in print at the circulation desk.

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