Chanute Public Library

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111 N. Lincoln
Chanute, Kansas 66720
(620) 431-3820
(620) 431-3848 (fax)

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ATTN: The Chanute Library is now open with new fall hours. Appointments are no longer necessary but patrons are encouraged to keep their visits brief. Hours and services may change based on changing health concerns and recommendations.

Monday: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm; 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesday: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm; 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wednesday: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm; CLOSED
Thursday: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm; 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm; 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm; CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Curbside pickup is available at 10:00 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Senior Hour: Mondays through Fridays, 9:30 - 10:30 am. The library is available to patrons 60 years and older.

Cleaning Hour: each day, the library closes at 1:00 pm for cleaning. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, we will reopen at 2:00 pm for afternoon/cleaning hours.

Please keep visits brief. You are encouraged to stay less than one hour. If the library is near capacity for the floor, you may be asked to end your visit so others may enter. If you arrive and a floor is at capacity, you will be asked to wait for others to exit before you enter.

Masks are strongly encouraged. Please wear a mask at any time you are not socially distanced (6 feet from others).

DO NOT visit the library with a fever, cough or other symptoms of illness.

Please help us keep risks low for our staff and others, so we can continue to serve the community.

To keep updated on all changes at the Chanute Public Library, follow our Facebook page @ChanutePublicLibrary.If you need help getting set up with Hoopla or other electronic resources, please give us a call, 620-431-3820 or email us at publiclibrary@chanute.org.

Summer Hours: (Memorial Day - Labor Day) Monday - Thursday 9:30 am - 6 pm
Friday & Saturday
9:30 am - 5 pm
Sunday - Closed

Winter Hours: (Labor Day - Memorial Day)
Monday - Thursday
9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday - 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Mission Statement


The mission of the Chanute Public Library is to provide modern library resources and services necessary to meet the evolving educational, recreational, and informational needs of the public, thus enhancing individual and community life.