COVID-19 Update

Updated October 15, 2021:

The Wichita Public Library is operating in compliance with OSHA and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) guidance. Services are available except as noted below.

What is Unavailable or Limited

  • The AV Studio at the Advanced Learning Library is unavailable
  • Room rentals are unavailable
  • The number of public computers is limited based on social distancing guidelines

Friends of the Wichita Public Library Used Bookstore

The Friends of the Wichita Public Library Used Bookstore inside the Advanced Learning Library is open by appointment only.

  1. Schedule your appointment online at wichitalibraryfriends.org
  2. Appointments are available for 30 minute blocks of time
  3. Appointment hours are Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month Saturday 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  4. No more than two people can enter the bookstore at one time

Safety Measures

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

  • The City of Wichita strongly encourages unvaccinated visitors to wear a mask while in the building
  • Six-foot social distancing decals are in place to protect unvaccinated employees and visitors
  • Customers are encouraged to use hand sanitizer or wash their hands before and after their visit
  • Library staff will clean high-touch surfaces throughout the day, and each public computer will be sanitized between uses

Curbside & Drive-up Services

If you are unable to come inside the library, you may use curbside or drive-up window services. The Angelou, Rockwell, Walters, and Westlink branches have designated parking stalls for curbside. The Advanced Learning Library and Alford branch have drive-up windows. The Evergreen temporary location is available for walk-up service.

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, including:

COVID-19 & Our Community

Vaccinations, Testing, Health Guidance & Data

Food & Other Assistance

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