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COVID-19 Update

Updated January 19, 2021:

Wichita Public Library locations are currently only offering curbside and drive-up window pickup services for materials pickup.

What is Available

The following services are currently offered:

  • Holds pickup through curbside and drive-up window service only. Hold request fees will be waived for items picked up while we are limited to curbside and drive-up service. If you will not be able to pick up your hold, call us to cancel so you will not be charged an unclaimed fee.
  • Virtual programs via Zoom. Most programs require registration.
  • Print, copy and fax services through curbside and drive-up window service

What is Not Available

  • Public computing
  • Book-A-Librarian technology help in person
  • The Research Pavilion at the Advanced Learning Library
  • Children's areas at all locations
  • Collaboration rooms
  • Room rentals
  • Donations of books and other materials
  • The Friends of the Wichita Public Library used bookstore, located inside the Advanced Learning Library
  • Reverie Coffee Roasters at the Advanced Learning Library

Curbside & Drive-up Services

Request a Hold

If you would like to check items out, you can place them on hold through the online catalog. You can also call your preferred library location during regular business hours for staff assistance. Notifications will be sent once your holds are available for pickup.

Pick Up Your Holds

Curbside service is offered at the Angelou Northeast branch library. The Rockwell and Westlink branches have drive-up lanes. Drive-up window service is available at the Advanced Learning Library and the Alford branch.

  • After you receive a notification that your hold is ready, go to the designated Library location to pick up materials
  • When you arrive at the location, proceed to the drive-up lane, or park and call the number on the outdoor signs to check in with Library staff
  • Library staff will ask for your name and library card number to verify materials
  • Staff will hand materials in a plastic bag to you through the drive-up window or deliver the materials to your vehicle

At the Evergreen Temporary Outlet, park and go to the door for materials pickup.

Returning Checked Out Items

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has sponsored research by the Battelle Laboratory in Ohio regarding the lifespan of COVID-19 on library materials. When returning Library items, please use the materials drops. Employees will not accept in-person returns at this time. To ensure safe handling, materials may remain on your account up to five days after you return them. No additional fines will be accrued.

Your Safety is Important

The Library is following guidance from the City, County, State, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the Institute of Museum and Library Services regarding best safety practices for customers and staff.

Digital Services

The Library has several digital services that cardholders can use to stay informed and entertained:

COVID-19 & Our Community

Testing, Health Guidance & Data

Food & Other Assistance

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