The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is a 21st-century, landmark library, and features the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, the Millennium Café, Chandler Booktique (used bookstore), free meeting rooms, computer training and Internet access. We’re your place. Put us on your speed dial: 785-580-4400. Learn what’s happening at your library by signing up for library news delivered to your inbox (look on the Home page). We’re here when you need us for the stories you want, connections you seek and information you need.
Located in the heart of Shawnee County, the library has a collection of more than 500,000 books and serves more than 95,000 registered borrowers. About 3,000 people walk through our doors daily. Our bookmobiles make about 30 stops six days a week traveling across the county. We provide services to 55 senior living facilities and 85 homebound individuals. And, our Digital Branch Library, www.tscpl.org, serves customers’ needs 24/7. Plus, we have free parking and wi-fi. Sign up for your library card account today and join an institution that can save you money.
The library offers state-of-the art technology, youth programs that encourage learning and reading, accessibility services addressing the needs of older readers and persons with disabilities, and reference and research tools.
The library is a great meeting venue for community groups and is a cultural hub for art, music and literature. People of all ages discover and experience art at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery. We connect individuals to culture, art and artists – both modern and classic. The gallery is also recognized for two national art competitions and its annual art exhibit for children. Professional exhibits from the library’s permanent collection (the oldest in the city) as well as traveling exhibits draw nearly 20,000 visitors annually.
Library hours are 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9:00 p.m. Sundays.
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
1515 SW Tenth Avenue
Topeka, Kansas 66604