Topeka Shawnee County Public Library

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1515 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS  66604-1374 (m)
Phone: (785) 580-4400
Fax: (785) 580-4496

Gina Millsap, Chief Executive Officer


Mission Statement: Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library:  Your place, Stories you want.  Information you need.  Connections you seek.

Hours: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Saturday
12:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Sunday


  • Offers public services for adults, young adults and children including books, video cassettes, DVDs, audio-cassettes, compact discs, public computers with internet access, magazines, newspapers, pamphlets, picture files, and photocopiers.
  • Bookmobiles: Convenient neighborhood and county service.
  • Computers and programs offered at Shawnee County Parks and Recreation Community Centers (Central Park, Crestview, Garfield, Hillcrest, Oakland, and Rice community centers.
  • Talking Books Services: Reading materials and equipment furnished to play recorded books or magazines. (785) 580-4545.
  • Red Carpet Library Service (785) 580-4545 TTY (785) 580-4544.
  • Community Information Service (785) 580-5666: Provides information about community agencies and services to residents of Topeka and Shawnee County.
  • Meeting Rooms:  Fifteen meeting rooms are available for public use.  Contact the Event Coordinator at (785) 580-4495.
  • Collections: 500,000+ books, films, music for all ages.
  • Programs: Story times, concerts and live performances, events for all ages.

Eligibility: Any Topeka and Shawnee County resident.  Reciprocal library privileges to those living in the Northeast Kansas 14-county area.

How to Apply: Apply at the main library and bookmobiles or online at

Fees: None

Funding: Local property tax, private philanthropy

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