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COVID-19 Update

Updated May 11, 2021:

The Wichita Public Library continues to operate with "Grab and Go" service, meaning buildings are open for in-person use but lounge seating, meeting spaces, and other services are unavailable.

What is Available

The following services are being offered:

  • Browsing the shelves for materials to borrow
  • A limited number of socially distanced tables and chairs as space allows
  • Public computing at most locations
  • Print, copy and fax services inside most locations
  • Self-check stations for no-contact checkout at most locations
  • Virtual programs via Zoom (most require registration)
  • Test proctoring in a remote/virtual format
  • Book-A-Librarian technology help by appointment only at the Advanced Learning Library
  • Research Pavilion use by appointment only at the Advanced Learning Library

Curbside and drive-up window service are available as an ADA accommodation.

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. Here is what you need to know:

  1. Schedule your appointment online at wichitalibraryfriends.org.
  2. Appointments will be available 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
  3. Appointments are available for 30-minute blocks of time.
  4. No more than three people will be allowed in the bookstore at a time. Donations are not being accepted at this time.

What is Not Available

  • Lounging furniture
  • Collaboration rooms
  • The AV Studio at the Advanced Learning Library
  • Room rentals
  • Donations of books and other materials
  • Reverie Coffee Roasters at the Advanced Learning Library

Safety Precautions

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

  • Masks are required. Masks or cloth face coverings should be worn over the mouth and nose at all times. Masks or cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children age 2 and under (children age 5 and under are exempt from wearing masks inside City facilities), anyone who has trouble breathing or anyone unable to remove the mask without assistance. Curbside and drive-up window service are available as an accommodation for those who cannot wear a mask and want to check out materials.
  • Six-feet social distancing should be maintained
  • Customers should 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
  • Capacity limits are in place at each location

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 a $0.25 hold fee per item placed on hold.

Digital Services

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

COVID-19 & Our Community

Vaccinations, Testing, Health Guidance & Data

Food & Other Assistance

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