Hays Public Library
Hays, KS 67601
Phone: (785) 625-9014
The library has a 1350 square foot gallery space that showcases local artists, traveling exhibits and art that is not normally on display at other galleries such as art from the local schools and 4-H clubs.
In 2003 the Hays Public Library was expanded and renovated and the exterior was designed to match the original 1911 Carnegie library. The 39,000 square foot facility has an extensive book collection and is a nationally recognized leader for outstanding per capita usage. A modern computer lab is fully equipped to allow internet access and for library patrons to use popular computer software. The library is also home to a dynamic young adult section, a beautiful gallery, a bookstore and an extensive Kansas collection with information about Hays, Ellis County, the Western U.S., genealogy, Volga Germans, and Hays historical walking tours.
Just to the north of the library building is a marker with a bronze plaque that pays tribute and honors those men and women that served at the World War II Army Air Base located east of Hays near the community of Walker.
On the lower level is the Kansas Collection; Adult Fiction, Nonfiction, and Genre Books. Main Floor - Adult Department: New Books, Large Print Books, Audio Books, Periodicals, Reference, Non-English Materials, Video, Art, Internet & Reference Computers. Second Floor - Children's Department; Young Adult Department Hours: 9 am-7 pm Monday-Thursday, 9 am – 6 pm Friday, 9 am – 6 pm Saturday, 9 am -5 pm Sunday (Closed on Sundays in the summer)