Welcome to the Wichita Falls Public Library! Our library is a beautiful renovation of the City's old Activity Center in downtown Wichita Falls. We moved to this building from the old Kemp Public Library in 1998. The library is owned and governed by the City of Wichita Falls. The Library's Advisory Board reports to the City Council. Members serve to encourage the development of the public library through planning a long range library program. Further, the Board makes general studies of library programs and operations to keep the library efficient and adequate for the City's needs, and reviews and recommends policies and programs for the advancement and enhancement of the library.
The mission of the Wichita Falls Public Library is to act as the public information center for all citizens of Wichita Falls. To the extent that funding is available, acquisition and organization of quality and relevant print and non-print materials and services, either from from our collections or through other libraries and information resources, will address educational, informational, recreational, and cultural needs in surroundings that are welcoming and efficiently operated. The Wichita Falls Public Library subscribes to the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read statement. That means that our collection will contain views and expressions which some may find unorthodox, unpopular, or objectionable. We provide free access to the Internet. The Library is dedicated to serving the needs of all the public in so far as as funds, space, and available materials allow. The Library is open to all who seek information. We do not limit the search for knowledge by age. Parents are encouraged to participate in their children's learning experiences and guide them as they see fit in the use of the Library's resources, services, and programs. The Wichita Falls Public Library staff staunchly supports the principles of our democracy with all rights and privileges as provided by the Constitution. We endorse the view that public library collections must be non-judgmental in nature, representing multiple viewpoints so that the user may select from a variety of thoughts and ideas. Your comments and suggestions as to how we can do a better job of serving you and suggestions for future services and programs are always welcome.