Our Mission

Haysville Community Library


It is the mission of the Haysville Community Library, a tax-supported community resource, to provide informational, educational and recreational services, materials and programs to users of all ages; to advance literacy; to encourage critical and creative thinking; and to defend the freedom to read.



The library has reopened! Please see the bar on the right for our hours.
The Library Board and the staff of the Haysville Community Library are committed to maintaining a safe environment for our community during these challenging times. The library will provide as many different services to as many people as we can within the limits of public safety.

The following restrictions are necessary in order to meet our dual objectives of safety and service:
1) The library will only be accessible through the north entrance. All other doors will remain locked and unavailable for entrance.
2) The library will limit the number of patrons allowed in the library at any one time. Patrons using the library must maintain social distancing for their own protection and for that of others. Failure to observe social distancing will be sufficient reason for the staff to exclude or expel anyone refusing to comply.
3) The number of users simultaneously allowed to use any section of the library (e.g., the children’s area) will be limited to a reasonable number as determined by library staff.
4) The wearing of masks is MANDATORY for the protection of other library users, many of whom are among the more vulnerable segments of our community.
5) Computer use will be strictly limited to assure social distancing. Patrons must have, or acquire, a library card in order to use a computer; will be assigned to a specific computer for a specific span of time; and will check out a keyboard in order to use the computer. Staff will clean and disinfect the computers and workstations after every use.
6) All items returned to the library will be quarantined for 72 hours (3 days) before being returned to the shelves.
7) DVDs and Blurays checkouts will be limited to a maximum of two per library card.
8) No overdue fines will be assessed for books held beyond their due dates during the period of the pandemic.
9) No meetings or gatherings of more than five people will be permitted in the library. The Community room, Quiet rooms and the southern half of the lower level (the area outside the Kansas, Genealogy, Titanic and Special Access sections) will be off limits unless access is explicitly authorized by the Director.
10) All users of sections on the lower level are required to sign in prior to using those facilities, and sign out when they are finished.
11) The water fountain will not be available for use.
12) The snack kiosk will not be open.
13) Public restrooms on the main floor are open for use, and supplies will be available to assist the public in maintaining the cleanliness of the facilities.
14) Donations of books and materials will not be accepted at this time.
15) There will not be story time until further notice.

Please help us to maintain a safe and pleasant environment for all of our community. We are very happy to be back in service and to welcome you once again.



Library News


        The library has several new databases for the public to explore. You must have a Kansas library card to access these databases. Kansas library cards are available at the library. Click on databases on the right sidebar and look for this icon to find them.


        Congratulations! The Vickers building in Haysville has been added to the National Register of Historic Places after previously being added to the Register of Kansas Historic Places. Click here for more information about the building.


        Every year, the State Library of Kansas selects 15 books as Kansas Notable Books. For more information about these books, click here to go to the State Library's website.



Upcoming Events


      Sunday, September 27th through Saturday, October 3rd is Banned Books Week. There will be a display up in the library with books that either have been banned somewhere or have been challenged to be banned. We will be posting a Banned Book of the Day on this website and on our Facebook page each day. For more information on Banned Books Week, visit here.



      On Saturday, October 17th, the American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the community room.



      Early voting for the general election will be held on Tuesday, October 27th, Thursday, October 29th and Friday, October 30th from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Wednesday, October 28th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Saturday, October 31st from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the community room. See flyers below for more information.



      On Tuesday, November 3rd, the library will be hosting voting for the General Elections in the community room from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM.



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Pandemic Library Hours

Mon. - Thurs. 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Friday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Sunday CLOSED

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Haysville Community Library
210 S Hays
Haysville, KS 67060
Ph: 316/524-5242
Fax: 316/524-0142
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