COVID-19 Update

Updated May 23, 2022:

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

This page also contains resources for those who need assistance or information related to COVID-19.

Safety Measures

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

  • Some computers are out of service for social distancing
  • Some Library programs continue to maintain social distancing procedures to protect unvaccinated employees and visitors
  • Employees and visitors are strongly encouraged to wear a mask
  • Visitors are encouraged to use hand sanitizer or wash their hands

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 and 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:

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

A program from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is designed to help families that might not be able to afford internet service. The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a program that will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms and more.

How does it work? The EBB will provide a discount of up to $50 per month for broadband service for eligible households, and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer or tablet if they contribute between $10-50 toward the purchase price.

To see if you’re eligible (and to apply), visit GetEmergencyBroadband.org.

Learn more about the program at GetEmergencyBroadband.org
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