Computers & Printing
Ten one-hour sit down computers and two 15-minute stand-up computers are available for patrons ages eleven and older in the adult reference area. Eight workstations are also available in the Young People’s Department for kids through age 17. No library card is required, and sign up is done at the reference desk in each department.
The adult computers offer CAC/Smart Card readers, and all computers have internet access and printing capabilities unless otherwise specified.
Printing is ten cents ($0.10) per page for all ages. Patrons are responsible for every page that prints, so it is highly recommended to ask a member of the staff for help before printing. Children are required to ask for assistance before printing.
Wireless internet is also available for public use. The wireless password of the day is displayed in the library. Wireless printing is available.
When signing up for a computer, all patrons are also agreeing to abide by the library’s computer and internet policies. Failure to do so could result in temporary or permanent loss of privileges.
A photocopier for public use is in the adult reference department. The coin-operated unit can make both single-sided and double-sided copies for letter, legal and ledger (11 X 17) sized paper in both black and white and color. Copies are charged at $0.10 cents per copy. The staff member at the reference desk can assist patrons with use of the copier.
Drop off and pick up items without ever leaving your vehicle with the library’s curbside service. Search the online catalog, determine what you’d like to borrow and call 785-238-4311 to place your order for books, audiobooks, and DVDs. A staff member will return your call within 24 hours and let you know when your items are ready. When you arrive for pick up, call us at the same number and let us know you’re here, where you’re parked and what you’re driving. Please park as close to the building as possible. In the same call, let us know if you have any items to return. A staff member will be there soon! (Reminder: There is a 25 item per day limit for borrowing and only 5 of them can be DVDs.)
Daily Book Sale
The friends daily book sale is located just inside the north entrance on the parking lot side of the building. The sale currently features Book Bundles, safely wrapped stacks of books, audiobooks or DVDs that are usually sold for $3 to $5 each. There are stacks for both kids and adults that are bundled by author, genre, topic, etc. They make great gifts for the readers in your life including you!
DBPL at DBPL: Donating Books to Promote Literacy
Putting books into the hands and home libraries of people in need is the primary objective of the DBPL at DBPL book donation program. It does so by seeking grants and conducting a variety of fundraising events to earn the dollars needed to purchase the titles for donation. In addition, the donations of new books from local organizations and individuals are also accepted. All books acquired for the program go to members of the Geary County community. They are put into the hands of both individuals and groups, including local schools and educational organizations, families of newborn babies in the Welcome to the World program, nursing home residents, community youth, and others. Click here to learn more the program and how you can help.
Patrons who are either temporarily or permanently unable to drive or walk to the library can have materials delivered to their door. Interested patrons can call the library’s adult reference desk and work with the answering staff member to complete a short form about his/her reading interests. A volunteer will then make deliveries to the patron’s home or designated front desk location such as at Brookdale Senior Living and Valley View Senior Life.
Faxing and Scanning
Document faxing and scanning is available from the main desk. The fee for sending a fax is $1 per page. Receiving faxes is not available. Cover sheets can be provided upon request. Scanning to email is done at no charge.
Federal Tax Forms
A limited number of federal tax forms and instructions are available for pick up at the library during tax season. Copies are also available from the IRS web site at www.irs.gov. Kansas forms are only available online from the Kansas Department of Revenue web site, ksrevenue.org.
Lending Hard Copy and Digital Items
The library lends materials to patrons so they can take them home for their own use and for the needs of their families. This includes titles from multiple collections that range from board books for the very young to items in the adult large print collection. Fiction and nonfiction items for both kids and adults are also available along with graphic novels, audiobooks, DVDs, multi-item kits, and more. In addition, digital book, audiobook, movies, etc. are also available to borrow from the Sunflower eLibrary and Hoopla. A library card from the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library is required to borrow both physical and digital items. (See "Getting a Library Card" and “Lending Policies” for additional information.) In addition, click herefor information about using the online catalog 24/7 from any computer that connects to the internet so you can search at your convenience for items, check their availability, place them on reserve and initiate interlibrary loan requests for items the library does not own.
Kansas Library eCards
Borrowing ebooks and using the online databases supplied by the State Library of Kansas are available to any Kansas resident with a Kansas Library eCard. These can be obtained from the DBPL adult reference desk by showing proof of your Kansas address and giving the staff your full name and date of birth.
The library meeting room is available for reservation by members of the public on a first-come-first-serve basis for meetings, classes, programs, interviews, depositions, study groups, etc. The room is available during regular staff hours including Monday thru Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday from 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. The room seats 30 at tables and 60 with chairs only. A kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave is available. Equipment includes ceiling mounted multimedia projector, wall mounted external speakers, laptop, and DVD player. Internet is provided from a high-speed wireless cable connection. No alcohol is allowed. No fee is charged for use of the room but donations are accepted. To check availability, patrons can either stop by the main desk, call (785) 238-4311 or email [email protected]. Please note, scheduling priority is given to library-sponsored gatherings.
Some documents require a notary to verify the identity of the signer(s) through photo identification and to witness the signature(s). Some but not all members of the library staff are notaries and can help with this.
Patrons are encouraged to call in advance to make sure that a notary will be on duty when they plan to come to the library and to schedule an appointment. Patrons will need to bring photo identification that can clearly identify them and that has the same name as that on the unsigned document. Patrons acting with power of attorney for a third party should also bring their current power of attorney document.
Notary requires that the document be signed in the presence of the notary. Documents already signed will not be notarized.
Members of the reference staff are available to meet one-on-one with patrons to assist them with operating their smart devices, tablets and e-readers. Assistance is also available for basic computer skills, using online databases, the basic functions of Microsoft Office, and using the free e-books, audiobooks, movies and more from the Hoopla and Sunflower eLibrary. Appointments can be made by calling 785-238-4311 and asking for the reference department. Please note that help with basic computer skills is only available from 8:15 to 9:00 a.m., Monday - Thursday)
Library staff is available to talk about the programs and activities that are packing the current calendar of events as well as the many services that the library offers, ranging from those for the very young to the more senior members of the community. Book talks, tech trends and hot-topic programs are also available. No fee is charged for speaking programs. Programs can be scheduled by contacting the library director.
The Reference Department provides proctoring services to students and employees in the Junction City/Ft. Riley area for both paper-based and online testing. Please read our Proctoring Guidelines before scheduling an appointment.
We require a 24 hour notification before a test can be scheduled.
If possible, please print and fill out our contact form and bring it with you.
Official Proctor: Donna Porter, Assistant Director
Email address: [email protected]
One-on-one help in a variety of subjects can be arranged through the library. Whether it's for school, work, or for yourself, the library can help find a tutor to suit your needs.
The library needs volunteer tutors to keep this program going. For more information or if you think you have what it takes to be a tutor, contact the library or read more here.
Patrons can register to vote at the main desk of the library. Registrations will be collected and submitted to the county clerk on a weekly basis and more frequently when the registration takes place close to the deadline for an upcoming election. To register to vote in Kansas, you must be: a U.S. citizen and a resident of the state of Kansas, have reached the age of 18 years before the next election, have received final discharge from imprisonment, parole, or conditional release if convicted of a felony, and have abandoned your former residence and/or name. More information about how to register to vote can be found at: