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COVID-19 Updates

With careful consideration from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and the Sedgwick County Health Department, all Wichita Public Library locations will remain closed to the public for an additional 30 days, beginning Wednesday, March 25. The Library will reopen on Saturday, April 25.

If you are an educator, caregiver, small business owner or job seeker, we recommend viewing available digital resources collected by Library staff. Check this page often as additional resources are added.

Follow the Wichita Public Library on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and check the City of Wichita and Wichita Public Library websites for further updates.

Phone service will be available. If you have questions about your account, want to register for an e-card, have questions about online resources, etc., call 261-8500 between 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Checkouts and Holds

  • If you have materials checked out, we have extended those due dates to Monday, May 5. This includes all Wichita Public Library items, as well as interlibrary loans.
  • If you've placed holds on materials, Library staff will get those requests put together for you. We won't send out notifications until libraries have reopened for public access. At that time, you will have two weeks after we reopen to pick up your items before they are sent to the next customer on the holds list. New requests are not being accepted during the closure.
  • Interlibrary loan services are suspended during the closure.
  • After hours materials returns will be open, but the extended due dates mean there's no need to rush to the Library for fear of incurring overdue fees.
  • Drive-up window service at the Alford Branch and Advanced Learning Library will be suspended during the closure.

We are extending library card expiration dates so you can continue using our digital services.

Get a Wichita Public Library Card or Kansas Library eCard

If you don't have a library card, call (316) 261-8500 between 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday — we are issuing Wichita Public Library e-cards over the phone so customers can access our digital resources while our buildings are closed to the public. An e-card will give you access to e-books, e-audiobooks and online databases. We're also able to issue Kansas Library eCards over the phone, giving you access to e-books and e-audiobooks through the State Library of Kansas.

Digital Services

The Library has several digital services cardholders are able to use to stay informed and entertained during the closures:

We understand how important, empowering and impactful a trip is to your local library. Rest assured, we are working to find ways to keep you informed and entertained during the closure and will continue to communicate information to you. Thank you for your support of the Wichita Public Library. We'll see you soon.

Call or email us with any other questions.

More Information about COVID-19 & Local Impacts

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