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 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 spaces that can be rented after hours, areas of the building designed for the distinct needs of youth age groups from birth to teens, an audiovisual studio, 3D printing, a number of informal and formal collaboration spaces, and charging opportunities throughout the building so your mobile device doesn't run out of power while you're here.


Book Store

  • Operated by the Friends of the Wichita Public Library volunteers
  • Proceeds go toward Wichita Public Library events and collections
  • Bookstore hours:
    • Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
    • Wednesday & Friday: 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. by appointment only. Schedule a Saturday appointment at

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 30 to 300 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

A Library west parking lot

B Library south parking lot

C Drop-off lane only – no parking

D Sycamore Street

E River Vista parking garage (upper level)

F 2nd Street west of the Library

G Osage Street south of 2nd Street

Nearest Wichita Transit Route

Route 14

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

Mo the giraffe in the Children's Pavilion
The automated materials handling check-in machine
A display stand featuring books

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