About Us

About our Library

The Dorothy Bramlage Public Library serves the residents of Junction City, Ft. Riley, Geary County, and surrounding areas. You are invited to visit the library and browse our collection of books, magazines, newspapers, videos, books-on-disc, and graphic novels as well as utilize our high-speed Internet, print/copy/fax/scan, research, voter registration, and notary services. You may call the Reference Desk at (785) 238-4311 or contact us via email jclibrary@jclib.org for additional information and questions.

Library Director: Susan Moyer
Assistant Director: Donna Porter
Head of Young People’s Department: Kelly Liptak
Head of Circulation Department: Ashley Todd

Applications are accepted daily and are considered active for 6 months. Applicants are welcome to renew their applications at the end of their active period. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

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The Dorothy Bramlage Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Recruitment, hiring, and placement of employees is made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, physical handicap, or national origin (except when age, sex, or physical requirement is a bona fide occupational qualification.)

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 and proof of your current local mailing address to the library and complete an application. Your new library card will be issued at the time of application. Parents may apply for cards for their children age 4 and older. Postcards for mailing can be provided to verify address for patrons who do not otherwise have such proof.

New card holders will be restricted to two items at any one time per card for the first thirty (30) days.

Board of Trustees

Dorothy Bramlage Public Library Board of Trustees

Per state statutes, the library is governed by a seven member board appointed by the mayor with the approval of the city commission. The mayor is also an ex officio member of the board. The board typically meets monthly with the exception of August at 5:30 p.m. in the library meeting room and/or by Zoom. This schedule is subject to change by action of the board.

Library Board of Trustees
Jane Handlos, President
Stuart Wells, Vice-President
Cecil Aska, Treasurer
Abby Allen
Linda Hoeffner
Beth Hudson
Jeff Underhill (Mayor)
Ricardo Vieyra

Donating Items

The Friends of the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library accepts the donation of gently used books, DVD’s and CD’s that are in good condition for resale. All items that are accepted may be disposed of at the library’s discretion.

Call (785) 238-4311 before you bring items to the library to ensure that staff is available to accept your donation. If the donation is more than 5 items, it must be in a bag, box or other container. Containers will not be returned to the donor. Books in poor condition, including moldy, soiled, damp, or odorous items will not be accepted.

The library does not issue a written or verbal determination of the value of non-monetary gifts. Any appraisal of value is the responsibility of the donor. A letter of acknowledgement may be provided upon request that describes the donation.

Thank you for your support! The friends’ book sales help to fund the library’s literacy-based programming for children and adults. We could not do it without you.

Lending Policies

Loan periods vary depending upon the item.
DVDs - 7 days
New adult fiction – 7 days
All other materials – 21 days
Due dates for interlibrary loan items are set at the discretion of the lending library.

Loan limits vary depending upon the item.
Magazines – 5 per card
DVDs – 5 per card
New adult fiction (aka 7 Day Books) - 2 per card
Multi-item kits - 1 per card

Renewals
Requests to renew can be made in person, by telephone or from a patron’s online account. Items that are overdue beyond the grace period, on reserve for another borrower or that have already been renewed twice cannot be renewed. Renewal for interlibrary loans is at the discretion of the lending library.

Returns
Materials can be returned at the Circulation Desk when the library is open or at any time in the outdoor book drop located on the wall at the north entrance.

Reserved Items
Patrons seeking an item that is checked out, ordered but not yet available, or currently unable to be located within the library can place their name on a waiting list to reserve it. Once the item becomes available a staff member will call or email to let the patron know it is being held for them. Items will be held for 5 days before they are returned to the shelf or passed along to the next person on the reserve list.

Interlibrary Loan
Books, audiobooks, and DVDs not in the library’s collection may be borrowed from another library through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). ILL requests can be submitted in person, by phone or from a patron’s online account. The decision to loan and the loan period are at the discretion of the lending library.

Overdue Materials
Patrons will be notified of overdue materials. Daily fines will be assessed for each item during the notification period. Materials not returned by the end of this period are presumed lost and patrons will be billed for the replacement and processing costs of the items. Should the bill go unanswered, such accounts will be submitted for collection. By city ordinance, materials not returned or paid for will be considered stolen.

Daily Fines
DVDs - $1.00 per day
Multi-item kits - $1.00 per day
New adult fiction – $0.25 cents per day
Interlibrary loan – $0.25 cents per day
All other materials – $0.10 cents per day

Lost or Damaged Materials
Charges for lost or seriously damaged materials will include the replacement cost of the item plus processing. The charge for minor damage will be the cost of the repair, rebinding and/or reprocessing. Patron-purchased copies of lost or damaged items will not be accepted without prior approval and a reprocessing fee will be charged for any approved purchases.

Library History

The Dorothy Bramlage Public Library held its grand opening on May 26, 1983. It was built with an extremely generous donation from Fred and Dorothy Bramlage. DBPL is the second library to serve the Junction City, Fort Riley and Geary County communities, the first being the George Smith Library located just one block away at 103 West Seventh. It, too was built by private donation, a gift from Mr. Smith’s estate. The seeds for both lie in the work of the Junction City Ladies Reading Club which created the first lending library in the community from its private collection.

Location

The library is located at 230 West Seventh Street in Junction City, Kansas. The surrounding streets are 8th Street to the north, Jefferson Street to the east, 7th Street to the south and Adams Street to the west. The surrounding buildings are the Municipal Building at 7th and Jefferson and the Post Office at 7th and Adams. The parking lot is located on the 8th Street side of the building and there are public entrances on both the north and south sides.

Mission

The mission of the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library, a tax-supported community resource, is to provide informational, cultural, educational, and recreational services, materials, and programs that meet the diverse needs of the Junction City, Geary County, and Fort Riley communities.

Newsletters

The library produces a weekly email, Library Corner News, which outlines upcoming classes, activities and events. Patrons need only call (785) 238-4311, email rebeccac@jclib.org, or click the Sign Up for our Newsletter link. Other newsletters are periodically produced about the library building project, special events, etc. The friends of the library also produces a newsletter that can be obtained by joining the group.