We hope you enjoy your time at the library and find what you're looking for! In order to provide free and equal access to all materials, the Library would like you to be aware of the following policies. Download the Borrower's Guide here.
|Opening a Library Account|
Anyone may open a free Wichita Public Library account, but non-Kansas residents will have limited borrowing privileges. Library cards are issued and valid at every Library location.
A printed form of identification with a name and current address is necessary to get a card. Photo identification is preferred. Some examples are:
Kansas ID card
Those under the age of 18 need a parent or legal guardian’s signature to get a card. The signing adult will be responsible for all items checked out on the card as well as what is accessed on the Internet. Minors may use the identification of a signing parent or legal guardian for address verification.
E-cards are available for those 18 and older who only wish to access the Internet, computers and electronic resources. A photo ID is required to get an E-card.
You are responsible for any items charged to your account. Keep the Library informed of any changes to your contact information. Do not let others borrow your card and if it is lost or stolen, notify the Library immediately. Replacement cards are available for $2.
To log in to the catalog or to manage your account by telephone, you will be asked for a password. Your default password is the last four digits of your telephone number. To change your password, or if you have forgotten your password, see library staff or visit the Your Library Account Logon page on the Library website.
Pay attention to the loan periods for each item you borrow. Unpaid fees of over $2 or any item more than 15 days overdue will suspend your borrowing privileges.
Materials may be returned to any Wichita Public Library facility, no matter where they are checked out. Materials drops are available at all Libraries.