• All Wichita Public Library locations will close at 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24, and remain closed all day on Tueday, Dec. 25.

Fees & Payments


Unpaid fees of more than $2.00 or any item more than 15 days overdue will suspend your borrowing privileges. Our staff would be glad to set up payment arrangements. Contact your local library for more information.

Overdue Fee Rates

Material TypeOverdue Fees (Per Day)
Blu-ray Disc$1
Book Set$0.25
Books & More Kit$1
Interlibrary Loan$1
Literary Resource$0.25
Motor Manual$0.25
Music CD$0.25
Playaway Launchpad tablet$1
Spoken CD$0.25
Vertical File$0.25

For a more detailed list, see the Library's Policy Manual .

Lost Items & Processing Fees

If an item is not returned within 30 days of the date it was due, the item will be declared "lost" and the customer will be charged for the price of the item. An additional $7.00 processing fee for Wichita Public Library materials or a $25.00 processing fee for interlibrary loan materials will be charged to offset costs related to item replacement and fees assessed by lending libraries.

Replacing a lost library card costs $2.00. 


Payments may be made in person with cash, check, or a valid MasterCard or Visa. Credit card payments are accepted for balances of $2.00 or more. Payments can also be made through self-check stations or online.

Unpaid Fees

Accounts with balances that exceed $10.00 that are left unpaid may be submitted to a collection agency. Wichita Public Library uses Unique Management to assist in the retrieval of long overdue material and in the collection of unpaid fines and fees.

Accounts that are submitted to Unique will be assessed a collection agency fee, $2.95 for balances between $10.00-$24.99 and $8.95 for balances of $25.00 or more.

Accounts of adult customers with fees of $25.00 or more that have been turned over to a collection agency and are not in bankruptcy may be submitted to the Kansas State Set-off Program for collection.


Refunds for payments made by credit card will be issued onto the credit card that was used to make the payment. Refunds for cash or check payments may be handled at any Wichita Public Library circulation desk.

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