Adult programs are offered throughout the year, including programs sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council and special Christmas craft programs. Ask at the library, or check our calendar of events for upcoming events.

Book Sale

Each fall the Friends of Chanute Library sell donated or discarded books at great prices. This occurs on the last Saturday of each September.


Through a partnership with the Kansas State Library, downloadable eBooks and audiobooks that you can put on your portable device and enjoy anywhere. Using your library card, books are checked out for 7, 14 or 21 days. Once a book is due, it simply disappears from your device. However, just like a physical book we only have a certain number of copies of most digital titles. If a book is currently checked out, you may place a hold on the item.

You don’t need to have a portable e-reader to take advantage of the service. EBooks and audio-books can also be read on a personal computer. In fact, some portable devices require that you first download a title to a computer and then transfer it to the device.
To access the Kansas “EZ Library” you will need:

  • A valid state library card. This is different than your Chanute Public Library card.
  • Access to the Internet.
  • The free software for the device or computer on which you wish to use your EZ Library items.
  • A valid email address so you can be notified when your titles are available for download.
For help and to start browsing the selection of titles, go to the Kansas EZ Library website.


Reference Service

Staff is available to help you answer your questions or assist you in finding information for research. We also provide access to several research databases.


Memorial/Gift Program

You can purchase materials for the library’s collection to commemorate a birthday, anniversary, to honor a friends or a family member, or simply to give a lasting gift to the community. Book plates with the honoree’s name will be included in each book.


Book Clubs

There are two book clubs currently associated with the Chanute Public Library. Please ask at the Adult Circulation desk for more information.