We would be happy to help you and your students explore the library. Tours are available during regular business hours upon advance request. Types of tours available vary based on the size of the facility and its materials and programs. Contact the location in which you are interested for more information.
Due to scheduling and staff considerations, please submit class visit requests for the Advanced Learning Library at least 15 days in advance of the day you would like to visit.
What you need to know before your planning your class visit:
If students wish to get a traditional library card, they will need to visit any Wichita Public Library location with their signing adult. This card allows youth to check out physical materials like books and DVDs, to access our computers and Wi-Fi, and grants full access to all our digital materials online. In order to obtain a card, youth will need to be associated to an adult signer. That adult signer must be in possession of a library card in good standing, and take full financial responsibility for the student’s library use.
Another kind of library card, the E-card, is available for groups to request in advance. In order to distribute E-cards to your students at their visit, we need completed forms and all paperwork submitted to the library no later than 7 days in advance of your visit to allow time for processing. If paperwork is submitted less than 7 days in advance of your visit, we cannot guarantee cards at the time of your visit. This card allows your students to access our computers and Wi-Fi, and grants full access to all our digital materials online. In order to obtain a card, students will need an adult signer. This card expires when the student turns 18.
A bus pick-up and drop-off loop is conveniently located on the east side of the Advanced Learning Library. At this time, there is no designated bus parking on library property.
During our regular storytime season, we often have large groups using the library spaces for youth in the morning hours. The following are general guidelines to assist you planning your visit from mid-September to mid-April:
Space for your group to eat lunch indoors at the library is subject to availability. Please indicate your interest in this when you book so that we can search for available rooms that might fit your group size. The earlier you book, the better chance you have of securing a room for this purpose.