Library News

Keep informed about library happenings and read feature stories of human interest. Information about activities, services and library materials that you, the library customer, care about, but the media might not.

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The powerful researcher

Students struggling to find a citation or the average Joe with a not-so-average thirst for knowledge: Take note! We have a database you’ll want to wade into and use again and again.

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Love your library

How do you love your library? Help us count the ways.

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Tax season!

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library distributes the 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ forms from the IRS.
Instruction booklets and supplemental forms will not be available for distribution this year, they are available online at or can be requested at 1-800-829-3676 .
Hours for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) at the library are
6-8:30 pm Tuesday, 3-8:30 pm Thursday and 1-4 pm Saturday,
starting Tue., Feb. 3rd and running through April 14th.

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Feb-March Library News

The Feb-Mar issue of Library News is headed to your doorstep! Get all the info you need to beat winter boredom, plus, it’s a Big Read special issue packed with western adventure.

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Mobile library makes lifelong reading possible

If you see us rollin’ in the Red Carpet truck, give us a thumbs-up, because your library is headed out to improve the lives of hundreds of seniors in Shawnee County.


Bookmobile Holiday and Maintenance Schedule

Due to the upcoming holidays and scheduled maintenance, the bookmobiles will be out of service Wednesday, December 24th and Thursday, December 25th. Additionally, the bookmobiles will not run from Monday, December 28th through Sunday, January 4th. They will resume their regular schedule on Monday, January 5th.


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