Tours

We would be happy to help you explore the library with a varity of building tours.

Contact the location in which you are interested to set up your tour.

Tours are available during regular business hours upon advance request. Tours must be booked 10 days in advance and groups must be between 5 and 30 people per guide, although rare exceptions may be made.

If a group has a specific need that is not covered under the types of tours listed, special arrangements can be made.

Central Library Tours

  • Tours for preschool through 3rd grade include a brief orientation to the Children's Room and a short program. It is recommended that arrangements for tours of the Children's Room be made as far in advance as possible.
  • General Library tours for 4th grade through adult provide an overview of the Central Library's facilities and services. This type of tour does not provide user instruction on using the online catalog, special indexes, or finding specific kinds of information.
  • Study groups and tours of specific reference sections for 6th grade and up provide detail on how to find information and go into depth in requested study areas.
  • A special Joint Tour with the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum is also available. Schedule a joint tour with both of our facilities to maximize your out-of-school time and get the most of your trip downtown. Indicate your interest using our scheduling form, and we will get back to you within 72 hours with more details. (Can't fund your trip? The Museum has access to transportation grant funding. Please check the box on the form to get more information.)

Schools may reserve the Board Room, Patio Room, or Auditorium at the Central Library for use during a visit or tour at no charge if no room sets are needed.

Branch Library Tours

Types of tours available in branches vary based on the size of the facility and the branch’s materials and programs.
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