The Arkansas City Public Library houses local historical information including yearbooks and city directories, which are kept at the front desk. We also have a circulating collection of Kansas books on the 2nd floor.
Arkansas City Traveler Archives
Patrons are welcome to use the microfilm any time the library is open. Printing is not available from the microfilm reader itself, but the same records are now available through the Traveler Archives
, which is available online. You can reach the search engine by clicking on the Traveler Archives button on the menu bar. This service is free to use.
Many online resources are available to you, courtesy of the State Library of Kansas. You will need a Kansas Library card to access these resources. You may pick one up at the Arkansas City Public Library. This card is different from your Arkansas City Public Library card.
Some popular resources include:
Mango Languages – Learn another language for a vacation or just for fun.
Learning Express – Includes homework help for kids, Microsoft Office tutorials, and many more helpful resources.
Genealogy Connect and Heritage Quest – Search for your family history.
Auto Repair Reference Center – Access to repair, maintenance, and service information.
Go to the Explore Online Resources page provided by the State Library of Kansas:
Other Sites of Interest:
Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum
also has a research service and houses local birth, death, and marriage records, as well as cemetery records for the county.
The Cowley Courier Traveler
Kansas State Historical Society
Genealogy Connect and Heritage Quest through the State Library of Kansas Online Resources
–residents of Kansas can use the State Library’s Heritage Quest Subscription for free! You need a Kansas Library Card to access this database outside the ACPL. We can help you get one at the Library.
Find a Grave
search by location, name, cemetery.