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.

The Advanced Learning Library is now a Family Place Library

The first three years of life are the most important. They build connections and skills that set the stage for learning when children enter school. We've joined the Family Place Libraries network. Families and caregivers of children age six and under visiting our library will enjoy new experiences. We're providing special space, new resources, and educational opportunities to help parents and caregivers connect, discover, learn and thrive with their child.


Book Store

  • Operated by the Friends of the Wichita Public Library volunteers
  • Proceeds go toward Wichita Public Library events and collections
  • Bookstore hours:
    • Monday-Friday: 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
    • 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
  • Book a collaboration room


  • 39 general use public computers
  • 5 public computers in the Teen Pavilion
  • 6 public computers plus 3 Early Literacy stations in the Children's Pavilion
  • 4 research-only computers plus 2 microfilm scanning computers in the Burns Historical Research Pavilion
  • 5 computers with specialty software, 1 iMac, and 1 iMac with Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 in the Maker Space

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

  • Dr. John M. Hyde Conference Room: Maximum capacity of 30 people
  • Keeney Stevens Board Room: Maximum capacity of 30 people
  • Rolland Eakins TEC-Novation Room: Maximum capacity of 30 people
  • Sharon G. Miles Reading Terrace: Maximum capacity of 70 people
  • Conference Center (full space): Maximum capacity of 300 people
  • Conference Center (2/3 only): Maximum capacity of 240 people
  • Conference Center (1/3 only): Maximum capacity of 100 people
  • Request 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


  • Log in with your library card number and password

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 bus icon

Nearest Wichita Transit Route

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

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

Collaboration Room 115, one of seven rooms designed for small meetings
The automated materials handling check-in machine
Shelving units with nonfiction books

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