The Wichita Public Library is your one-stop shop for free educational resources. Whether you are asking your students to conduct research on a certain topic or need to find the latest and greatest books on numerous subjects, the Library is the place to visit.
Our staff have curated a collection of resources and services you might find useful.
You can get a free Wichita Public Library card at any seven of our locations. You can register for one of two types of card:
If you're age 17 and younger, you need an adult with a library card in good standing to get a library card. The signing adult will be responsible for all items checked out on the card as well as what is accessed on the internet. Minors may use the identification of the signing adult for address verification.
Some services require a library card in good standing. Your account is in good standing when the amount of fees or lost charges is below $10 and there are no items more than 15 days overdue.
If you want to turn your e-card into a borrower's card, stop by any of our seven locations. If you're age 17 and younger, bring your signing adult. Please bring proof of current address. Photo identification is preferred but not required. Examples of acceptable identification include: driver's license, Kansas ID card, government-issued ID or passport. The signing adult's library card must be in good standing. Your account is in good standing when the amount of fees or lost charges is below $10 and there are no items more than 15 days overdue.
We encourage teachers or schools to contact the library regarding e-card renewals. We're happy to help! If this is not feasible, please ask parents or caregivers to contact the Library to renew the e-card.
No internet at home? No problem. Your students can access the internet at home – or almost anywhere – with a mobile hotspot from the Wichita Public Library.
A Wichita Public Library card provides free access to premium websites with reliable, expert information to make homework and school projects easy!