Advanced Learning Library


Advanced Learning Library

Parking & Transit


Monday - Thursday
10 AM - 8 PM
Friday - Saturday
10 AM - 6 PM
1 PM - 5 PM

More About the Advanced Learning Library

The Advanced Learning Library is Wichita's newest public library location and the third central library building in our city's history, following the Carnegie Library (1915-67) and the brutalist Central Library (1967-2018). After years of planning that included community input, private fundraising, construction, and a ceremonial "books and more brigade," the Advanced Learning Library opened its doors on Saturday, June 16, 2018.

As the largest and newest public library facility in Wichita, the Advanced Learning Library includes meeting spaces that can be used after hours, spaces designed for the distinct needs of youth age groups from birth to teens, an audiovisual studio, a number of informal and formal collaboration spaces, and power throughout the building providing numerous options for charging mobile devices. A café operated by Wichita's own Reverie Coffee Roasters is located just inside the building's west entrance.


Book Store

  • Operated by the Friends of the Wichita Public Library
  • Proceeds go toward Wichita Public Library events and collections
  • Open Monday 10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Coffee Shop

  • Operated by Reverie Coffee Roasters
  • Open Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Collaboration Spaces

  • Three rooms with seating for four people and four rooms with seating for six people
  • Reserved on a first come, first served basis beginning a week prior to reservation date
  • One two-hour reservation per person per day
  • No charge
  • Reserve a collaboration space


  • 47 general use public computers
  • 6 public computers in the Teen Pavilion
  • 5 public computers plus 5 Early Literacy stations in the Children's Pavilion
  • 5 research-only computers plus 2 microfilm scanning computers in the Burns Historical Research Pavilion

Drive Up Window

  • Return items without leaving your car
  • Pick up your hold requests


  • $1 per page
  • Outgoing only
  • Local or long distance within the United States

Meeting Rooms

  • The building has numerous meeting spaces that can accommodate groups from 20 to 300 people.
  • Reserve a meeting room

Mobile Printing


  • Enjoy one of the fastest public internet services in Wichita with gigabit internet speed donated by Cox Communications!
Upcoming Events

Parking Options

A Library west parking lot

B Library south parking lot

C Bus drop-off & pickup

D River Vista parking garage (upper level)

E 2nd Street west of the Library

F Osage Street south of 2nd Street

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Ride the Q

The Q-Line, Wichita's free downtown trolley, runs along Douglas and has a stop about two blocks south of the Library.

Q-Line routes

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Nearest Wichita Transit Route

Route 12

Stop at the Advanced Learning Library's east entrance.

Mo the giraffe in the Children's Pavilion
The automated materials handling check-in machine
A display stand featuring books

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