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Library Encourages Students to Register for Library Card

Contact: Sean Jones, Wichita Public Library |

The Wichita Public Library is encouraging parents and caregivers to register their school-age children for library cards while shopping for school supplies this year. A library card is a resource students can use to access physical and digital services at any Library location.

“A library card gives students access to online databases to help with research papers, books to stay informed and entertained, plus internet and Wi-Fi services for study sessions during the school year,” said Erin Downey Howerton, Youth Services Manager for the Wichita Public Library.

Students can register for one of two library cards based on their preferences:

  • A borrower’s card lets students access all digital library resources online as well as check out physical materials from all library locations, like books and DVDs.
  • An e-card gives students access to digital library resources only, like e-books, e-audiobooks, digital magazines and online research databases.

Students age 17 and younger need an adult signer to get a library card. The signing adult will be responsible for all items checked out on the card.

More information about library cards is available at Library staff stand ready to answer questions at any Wichita Public Library location.

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