The mission of the Southwest Kansas Library System is to provide equal availability of resources, knowledge, and service on the local level to all libraries in Southwest Kansas regardless of budget, type, location, or size. We promote a plan of cooperation and support through an enhanced use of technology, programs, shared resources and professional expertise.

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100 Military, Suite 210 Dodge City, KS 67801 620-225-1231, 1-800-657-2533 fax: 620-225-0252 swkls@swkls.org View Larger Map  

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Member Libraries

The Southwest Kansas Library System serves 21 counties in Southwest Kansas.  For a list of member libraries please click on a link to one of the lists below. Member Libraries Directory – Mobile Friendly Member List by Town Member Map  


Services Provided by SWKLS Cataloging, Interlibrary Loan and Reference Services Consulting General Consulting Automation and Technology Consulting Continuing Education and Training Continuing Education Grants Rotating Collection Blind and Physically Handicapped Service Library Development Standards and Accreditation Program Library Development Grants Technology Grants Cataloging, Interlibrary Loan and Reference Services Cataloging is a service which enables librarians …




Administration Emily Sitz, Director, Ext. 205, esitz@swkls.org SWKLS operations and services Library administration Strategic planning Library law Budget and tax issues Board orientation and training Policies Director orientation Personnel issues Advocacy training Facility planning Collection development Tandy Ritchhart, Business Manager, Ext. 200,tritchhart@swkls.org Office receptionist System directory Workshop and meeting coordination and prep Mail clerk Newsletter …



Southwest Kansas Library System Board Officers: Candis Hemel, Chair Lennet Froelich,  First Vice Chair Amy Brucker, Second Vice Chair Jean Schlegel, Secretary Carolyn Chase, Treasurer Tandy Ritchhart, Recording Secretary For more information click on the links below: Southwest Kansas Library System Board Meeting Schedule for 2017 Board Membership and Responsibility Board Minutes for 2016 Board Minutes …

SWKLS Listservs

Purpose The SWKLS electronic listserv lists are a service of the Southwest Kansas Library System for the discussion of issues relating to libraries and news of general interest to SWKLS member library staff and trustees.  These e-mail discussion lists are private, un-moderated, closed list.  You may request a subscription by sending an e-mail to cmcguire@swkls.org.  Be …