Welcome to the Wichita Falls Public Library! We are currently located in downtown Wichita Falls after moving from the historical Kemp Public Library building in 1998 (renamed Kemp Center for the Arts). The library is owned and governed by the City of Wichita Falls. The Library’s Advisory Board meets quarterly and advises, recommends, and advocates on behalf of the best interests of the public library to the City Council and citizens of Wichita Falls.
The Wichita Falls Public Library serves a population of approximately 104,576. It is integral in enhancing citizen's quality of life, whether it is the simple pleasure of checking out a stack of books, connecting to the internet, seeking employment, finding information on starting up a business, finding home-schooling resources, accessing government information or websites, attending a program, and so much more.
The WFPL is unique in that it operates with two mission statements in mind: that of the City of Wichita Falls and the Library's own mission to act as a public information center for all citizens of Wichita Falls by addressing educational, informational, recreational, and cultural needs.
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 the collection will contain views and expressions which some may find unorthodox, unpopular, or objectionable. The Library is dedicated to serving the needs of the public insofar as funds, space, and available materials allow. The Library is open to all who seek information and does not limit the search for knowledge by age. Parents are encouraged to participate in their children's learning experiences and guide them 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. Library staff 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 the Library can do a better job of serving you and suggestions for future services and programs are always welcome.