About the Library

Library Information

Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-8pm; Fri 9am-6pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun closed
Address: 1001 N 2nd Ave * Dodge City, KS 67801
Phone: 620-225-0248 * Fax: 620-225-2761
Email: library@dcpl.info

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Dodge City Public Library is to provide resources and services necessary to meet the evolving educational, recreational, and informational needs of the community.

Our Vision:

The Dodge City Public Library is a multi-faceted resource center providing materials in various formats and a variety of services to freely meet the continuing informational, recreational and educational needs of a growing, diverse community without regard to race, gender, ethnic origin, or educational status.

Library Tidbits:

  • 1905: The committee to form a library corresponded with Andrew Carnegie concerning funds to build a library.
  • 1905: First library Board was organized
  • 1907: First librarian received a salary of $30 per month.
  • 1952: The library was air-conditioned.
  • 1981: Ground breaking for current library site.
  • 1984: Library began an automation project.
  • 1985: video cassette collection established.
  • 2007: balloons used for anniversary are biodegradable.


Library Board:
Jeff Forrest, Chair
Beth Love, Vice Chair
Hailey Zimmerman, Treasurer
Jane Holwerda
Paula Ripple
Mike Martinez
Debbie Eddy
Library Board Minutes