• All Wichita Public Library locations will be closed Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28. Branch libraries will be closed on Sundays through September 2.
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Advanced Learning Library Preparation

The Advanced Learning Library will open in June. We are doing our best to minimize the impact on you, but there will be some disruption of services and collection availability as we transition to the new building.

To get ready for this exciting new chapter, we must begin preparing to move collections from the Central Library and perform other work needed to get the building ready for you. The following measures may impact your experience.

We appreciate your patience!

Key Dates

  • April 9 – Holds will no longer be available for pickup at the Central Library.
  • April 22 - Donated materials will not be accepted at any Wichita Public Library location.
  • April 27 – Interlibrary loan services will stop until the Advanced Learning Library opens.
  • April 30 - The Friends Used Bookstore will cease operations at its 7:30 p.m. close of business.
  • May 6 - Service from the Central Library will end as of 5 p.m. close of business.
  • June 16 - Grand opening of the Advanced Learning Library. Details to be announced.

Holds Unavailable at the Central Library

To prepare for the move to the Advanced Learning Library, holds are not available for pickup at the Central Library.

If you usually pick up holds at the Central Library, you will need to change your preferred holds pickup location to a branch library. You can change your pickup location online under My Account or by contacting any Library location.

Interlibrary Loan Services Unavailable

To prepare for the move to the Advanced Learning Library, interlibrary loan services are not available.

No interlibrary loan requests will be processed and no new requests will be accepted until after the Advanced Learning Library opens.

All existing requests will remain active and will be processed once the Advanced Learning Library opens.

Donations & the Used Bookstore

Donated materials will not be accepted at any Wichita Public Library location until mid-June.

The Friends of the Wichita Public Library's used bookstore has temporarily ceased operations. The bookstore will re-open in the Advanced Learning Library on a future date.

Returning Materials During Closure

The Central Library has closed. Beginning May 7, return items to branch locations or to the after hours drive-up materials return attached to the west side of the Advanced Learning Library.

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