Advanced Learning Library

 
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Advanced Learning Library

Parking & Transit

Hours

Monday - Thursday
10 AM - 8 PM
Friday - Saturday
10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday
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.


Amenities

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.-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: by appointment only. Schedule a Saturday appointment at WichitaLibraryFriends.org.

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

Computers

  • 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

Faxing

  • $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

Wi-Fi

  • 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

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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