Serving Barber, Butler, Cowley, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, McPherson, Reno, Rice, Sedgwick, Stafford, and Summer County Libraries. SCKLS South Central Kansas Library System

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November 17, 2019

Funding for grants and services of SCKLS comes from a tax on all property outside of established public library districts in the following counties:

  • Barber
  • Butler
  • Cowley
  • Harper
  • Harvey
  • Kingman
  • McPherson
  • Reno
  • Rice
  • Sedgwick
  • Stafford
  • Sumner



The SCKLS Grant-in-Aid program, which is budgeted at $1,442,088 for 2018, partially compensates public library members of SCKLS for services they provide to registered library borrowers who are not residents of their public library tax district. In the case of academic library members of SCKLS, the Grant-in-Aid program compensates your library for registered library borrowers who are not enrolled as students or who are not employees of your institution.

As a condition for SCKLS membership, participating libraries agree to “permit any citizen of the territory comprising the system to borrow materials or receive services without charge, subject to reasonable library rules (K.A.R. 54-1-8).  The SCKLS grants-in-aid program facilitated access for more than 93,000 library users and the interlibrary loan of nearly 62,000 items annually. 

Grant Information & Forms

Questions? Contact Us
Paul Hawkins, Grants-in-Aid Manager

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