Welcome to your Baldwin City Library!

Your Baldwin City Library in Baldwin City, Kansas, has a large selection of books, magazines, movies and programs for all ages. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Ask our helpful staff for assistance! If we don’t have what you want, we can probably find it for you through interlibrary loan. We can hook you up with Hoopla and Flipster.  We can set you up with a state library card for all your digital ebook and audiobook needs. Just ask!

Library Director: Cheryl Sylvester      director@baldwin.lib.ks.us


Need a library card? Print out this application, fill it out, and bring it into Your Baldwin City Library with proof of address. Library card application revised 1.19


We’re Hiring at the Baldwin City Library

Are you an enthusiastic, community-minded leader? Are you a visionary looking for an opportunity to shape a public library poised for growth? If so, The Baldwin Public Library Board of Directors invite you to apply to be our new Library Director.

The successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills, carefully steward financial resources, and promote collaborative relationships throughout the community. The library has an annual budget supported through tax dollars, a regional system grant, donations, and the Friends of the Baldwin Public Library. The library is a member of the Northeast Kansas Library System and is a full participant in NEXT, a shared regional catalog of 43 libraries.

Responsibilities: The Director has overall responsibility for planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of library operations and services including, but not limited to: budget, personnel, collection development, technical and automation services, facilities, programming, and community relations.

Baldwin City, Kansas, population 4,500, is a family-friendly community located 16 miles from Lawrence and 46 miles from Kansas City, Missouri, and is home to Baker University. To learn more about the community, visit: www.baldwincitychamber.com/ and www.baldwincity.org/

Requirements:  A Bachelor’s degree; Master of Library Science degree preferred. A preferred minimum of three years professional library experience. Other preferred qualifications include experience reporting to a governing board, successful fundraising/grant writing skills, experience working with budgets, and working effectively with government officials and other public constituencies.

Visit baldwin.mykansaslibrary.org/board/ to review full position description and learn more about the Library.

Compensation:  The position offers a hiring salary of $35,000 (dependent upon experience, qualifications and the number of hours decided upon by the board and applicant).

Review of applications begins August 30th and continues until filled.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to the Board Chair, Becky McMillen, at: mcmillen@embarqmail.com