COVID-19 Update

Updated May 1, 2022:

The Wichita Public Library is operating in compliance with City of Wichita requirements related to COVID-19.

Safety Measures

Precautions are in place for the safety of customers and staff, including:

  • Six-foot social distancing decals are in place to protect unvaccinated employees and visitors
  • Some computers are out of service for social distancing
  • Employees and visitors are strongly encouraged to wear a mask
  • Visitors are encouraged to use hand sanitizer or wash their hands
  • Library staff will clean high-touch surfaces throughout the day

Drive-up & Curbside Service

We offer drive-up window service at the Advanced Learning Library and Alford branch, as well as curbside service at the Rockwell or Westlink branches. If you use this service, you can place items on hold through the online catalog or call your preferred library location during regular business hours for staff assistance. Notifications will be sent once your holds are available for pickup. There is no fee for requesting items, but there is a $1 unclaimed fee for each item not picked up during the hold period.

Digital Services

The Library offers digital services that cardholders can use to stay informed and entertained outside of our buildings, including:

COVID-19 & Our Community



Health Guidance & Data


  • Kansas unemployment benefits
  • Recovery Connect - a Sedgwick County economic recovery program that connects individuals, businesses, and nonprofits with resources to help recover from the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • United Way of the Plains
  • United Way 211 is a free, confidential service that can connect you to a wide range of resources and services across Kansas (not just United Way funded partners). Get help with rental assistance, food, utility assistance, education, and more. Call 211 for free anywhere in the state of Kansas to be connected to someone who can help you find resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Kansas Food Bank Wichita Metro Area Map
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