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Advanced Learning Library

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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 archives of our city's history, meeting spaces that can be rented 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

Collaboration Rooms

  • 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

Construction projects to the east and south of the Library are expected to add more than 100 public parking spaces once completed.
Wichita Transit logo

Nearest Wichita Transit Route

Route 14

Stop at 2nd Street next to the Library, then walk south to the Library's main 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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