Wichita Public Library1 Vote Currently Closed
- Address: 223 S Main Street, Wichita, Kansas, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-3162618500
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Library, Family And Kids
Established in 1876, the Wichita Public Library is spread out around the city through 8 branches. The library also has a genealogy society with a collection of 23,000 books on genealogy and magazines that trace the ancestry of people living in Kansas, the Midwest, the South, the Great Plains and the Colonial States. The history of Native Americans along with a study on their tribes and the stories of the wars they contributed in, forms the highlight of the place.
The library itself has over 1 million volumes - all of it being freely accessible to the public. However, if flipping though books does not interest you, do look out for on-going programs and festivals at the library. The African-American History Month and the Hispanic Heritage Month are annual crowd pullers and give you a rare interactive experience with the African American and Hispanic culture, its traditions and its evolution. The “Academy Awards Shorts” showcases Oscar nominated movies under 40 minutes to visitors for free and is a favourite with the locals.
How to Reach Wichita Public Library
- By Bus: Douglas & Wichita
- By Taxi
- By renting a car
- You can rent a bike from Bike share ICT
Wichita Public Library Reviews & Ratings
Love the new Advanced Learning Library. Quiet, spacious, excellent selection of books AND the Reverie Roasters make their home there! Delicious coffee and a book! Nothing better!!
Dawn and Steve were very helpful. Very nice library , location. It’s clean , and customer service is great! Great place to study and have a quiet time! Easy way to set up library card.
Lots of space. Comfortable seating. Great book and DVD collection.
EXCELLENT facility/selection, but TERRIBLE internet policy... (Also, the man in charge of the computers today was rude and unprofessional; it was before noon, but it was OBVIOUS that he wanted to go home!!!)
Love this place! Loaded with different kinds of media