Directories & Statistics

Kansas Public Libraries at a Glance
  • Total public libraries: 328 libraries or systems, 365 library buildings
  • Circulation: 26,951,701 items / (11.0 items per capita)
  • Visits: 15,185,918 / (6.2 visits per capita)
  • Library card holders: 1,753,871 cardholders or 71.6% of Kansans in library service areas
  • Public Internet Computer Uses: 4,302,762 times
Source: State Library of Kansas, Kansas Public Library Services 2011

Of the 50 States and the District of Columbia, Kansas Ranks:
  • 2nd in number of registered borrowers per capita
  • 2nd in the number of public-use Internet computers per capita
  • 8th in total circulation per capita
  • 10th in number of volumes per capita
  • 14th in the number of library visits per capita
Source: Institute of Museum and Library Services, Public Libraries in the United States Fiscal Year 2010, Released January 2013
  1. Enhanced Library Meeting Rooms (ELMeR)

    Learn about the Enhanced Library Meeting Rooms and request a session.

  2. Kansas Government Documents Depository Libraries

    Browse a list of libraries involved in the Kansas State Government Documents Program.

  3. Kansas Library Directory

    See all the libraries in Kansas.

  4. Public Library Directory (PDF)

    Printable Directory of Public Libraries in Kansas (maintained by the State Library of Kansas)

  1. Regional Library Systems

    Take a look at the regional library systems in Kansas.

  2. Public Library Statistics

    Peruse statistics for public libraries in Kansas.

  3. Kansas Library Statistics

  4. Digital Book Statistics