Alford Branch Library


Alford Branch Library

Wichita Transit


Monday - Thursday
10 AM - 8 PM
Friday & Saturday
10 AM - 6 PM
1 PM - 5 PM
(Closed Sundays from Memorial Day - Labor Day)

More About Alford Branch Library

The Lionel D. Alford Regional Branch Library first opened its doors on April 5, 2003. The branch was dedicated in memory of Lionel D. Alford (1925-2000) for his community vision, involvement and for his outstanding service to the citizens of the community. Mr. Alford, a retired senior vice president at Boeing, was credited for leading Boeing Wichita's transformation during the 1980s from the brink of closure into the state's largest private employer and key facility to the Boeing Company's worldwide operation. Mr. Alford also chaired the Wichita/Sedgwick County Partnership for Growth, started the Kansas Food Bank, and led the campaign for the Wichita Public Schools bond issue in 2000. The building's design, from the distinctive wing-shaped roof to its support beams, was inspired by Mr. Alford's background in the aircraft industry. The children's area is named in honor of Richard Rademacher (1937-2020), Wichita's Director of Libraries from 1976-2000. The American Institute of Architects-Wichita honored the building with a Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture. The Alford branch is the largest public library branch in Wichita, and was the first Wichita Public Library location to feature drive-up hold pickup service as well as self-checkout of library materials.


Collaboration Rooms

  • Two study rooms with seating for up to eight people
  • First come, first served


  • 9 general use public computers
  • 2 Early Literacy stations

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 Room

Mobile Printing


Vending Machines


  • Log in using your library card number and password

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Nearest Wichita Transit Route

Route #14: W Douglas, Newman University, Meridian, ILRC, Arc of SG Co, Pawnee Plaza

Stop at 31st and Meridian, then walk south to the library.

A seating area near large windows
A child plays with a train table
A view towards the fiction and genre collections

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