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 the third central library building in Wichita'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 public library facility in Wichita, the Advanced Learning Library includes specialized collections and services you cannot find at our branches, including archives of our city's history, meeting rooms of various sizes, spacious areas designed for the distinct needs of youth age groups from birth to teens, an audiovisual studio, a 3D printing service, a number of informal and formal collaboration spaces, and spots throughout the building to charge your mobile devices so you don't run out of power during your visit.


Book Store

  • Operated by the Friends of the Wichita Public Library volunteers
  • Proceeds go toward Wichita Public Library events and collections
  • Bookstore hours:
    • Monday: 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • Thursday: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    • Friday: 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • Saturday: Hours vary
    • Sunday: Closed

Collaboration Rooms

  • Three rooms with seating for four people and four rooms with seating for six people
  • Reserved for free on a first come, first served basis beginning a week prior to reservation date
  • One two-hour reservation per person per day
  • Reserve a collaboration room


  • 45 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
  • 2 iMac computers in the Digital 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

  • Evergy Technology Training Center: Up to 12 people
  • Dr. John M. Hyde Conference Room: Estimated capacity of 30 people
  • Keeney Stevens Board Room: Estimated capacity of 30 people
  • Rolland Eakins TEC-Novation Room: Estimated capacity of 30 people
  • Sharon G. Miles Reading Terrace: Estimated capacity of 70 people
  • Allison Dondlinger Children's Reading Gallery and Theatre (full space): Estimated capacity of 100 people
  • Allison Dondlinger Children's Reading Gallery and Theatre (1/2 only): Estimated capacity of 50 people
  • Conference Center (full space): Estimated capacity of 300 people
  • Conference Center (2/3 only): Estimated capacity of 200 people
  • Conference Center (1/3 only): Estimated capacity of 100 people
  • Reserve a meeting room

Mobile Printing

Outdoor Children's Area

  • Children's STEAM Learning Garden - an outdoor interactive playground
  • Musical instruments and collaborative games

Vending Machines


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

Free Parking & Drop-off Options

Library Use Only

A Library west parking lot

B Library south parking lot

C Drop-off lane only – no parking

Public Parking Lots

D 225 Sycamore, surface lot only

E River Vista parking garage, upper level only

Streets with Public Parking

Sycamore Street

McLean Boulevard

2nd Street west of the Library

Osage Street south of 2nd Street

Wichita Transit logo

Nearest Wichita Transit Route

Route 14

Stop on Sycamore Street next to the Library, then walk into the Library.

Q-LINE logo

Ride the Q-LINE

For summer 2023, the Q-LINE, Wichita Transit's free bus, has a route passing by the Advanced Learning Library and area museums including Exploration Place, Mid-America All-Indian Museum, Wichita Art Museum, and Old Cowtown.

Q-LINE Douglas Route with Museum Extension

May 27-August 12, 2023

Monday - Friday
9 AM - 7 PM (every 20 minutes)
8:45 AM - 6:30 PM (every 15 minutes)
Mo the giraffe in the Children's Pavilion
The automated materials handling check-in machine
A display stand featuring books

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