You can get a free Wichita Public Library card at any
library location, or you can begin the registration process online.
Pre-registration will give you a temporary library card number allowing you to place hold requests on physical materials, but will not work with electronic resources like databases and e-books. After pre-registering, you must visit
a Wichita Public Library location to complete the registration process and obtain your permanent library card.
Anyone may open a free Wichita Public Library account to obtain either a borrower's card or an e-card. Students enrolled in Wichita Public Schools are also eligible to receive a student e-card.
There are some differences in the services offered between a borrower's card and an e-card:
We offer four library card designs to choose from:
If you already have a library card, you can replace it with any of these designs for $2. You will receive a new library card number, but our staff can connect your account information and borrowing history to the new number.
Proof of identity with name and proof of current address are necessary to get a borrower's card.
Photo identification with name and date of birth is necessary to get an e-card. Address verification is not required for an e-card.
Some examples of acceptable I.D. to obtain a library card are:
Borrower's cards for people under 18 are linked to their signing adult's library card. The adult is financially responsible for all items checked out on the card. Minors can use their adult's identification for address verification.
If your library card is ever lost or stolen, notify the Library immediately so we can block it from being used. A replacement library card costs $2.