Wichita's new Advanced Learning Library incorporates concepts requested by the community to become the "library of the future," incorporating multiple learning styles and expanding access to technology and services.
The Children's Pavilion serves the whole family from the first floor, easy to access by even the tiniest of feet. It includes a quiet room, a family restroom, and spaces customized to different age ranges.
One of the most requested features for a new library will be a reality in this building. Sip your coffee from Wichita's own Reverie Roasters while enjoying a good book or doing research in the coffee shop area located on the first floor.
Teens have a colorful space filled with technology designed just for them. With group seating and multi-media opportunities, this teen area provides educational and entertainment activities, helping teens explore new interests.
Technology services expanded substantially with more public computers and faster internet speed. The Digital Pavilion includes a classroom & collaboration spaces with enough outlets to keep everyone plugged in & connected!
A larger Special Collections Center can better help you research your family tree. Located on the 2nd floor, the space includes a conference room and an archival vault for the Library’s most rare and delicate materials.
The new library’s entire parking lot is adjacent to the building. There are no streets to cross and no parking meters to pay. Dedicated library parking makes access more convenient.
The grand opening for the Advanced Learning Library was held on Saturday, June 16, 2018.
The former Central Library building at 223 S. Main is the property of the City of Wichita. The City Council will decide the future of the building.