The System provides grants, consulting, and other services to public, school, and academic libraries in fourteen of the fifteen counties of Southeast Kansas.

Kansas regional library systems were established under Kansas Law (K.S.A. 75-2547K.S.A. 75-2548) in 1965 as agents of support for local public libraries. The primary goals were, and remain, the improvement of existing library services and programs and the extension of library service to areas where it was previously unavailable. (Source: State Library of Kansas)

Executive Board elected June 2, 2023

President Scotty Zollars, Labette Community College
Vice President Jennifer Gum-Fowler, Fort Scott Public Library
Secretary Jennifer Rosson, Caney City Library
Treasurer Bev Clarkson, Pittsburg Public Library
Robie Martin, Parsons High School
Sarah Owen, Independence Community College
Marilyn VonSoosten, Crawford County Appointee
Janice Jones, Yates Center Public Library
Heather Kelly, West Elk Schools (Howard)


218 E Madison
Iola, KS 66749
Phone: (620) 365-5136
Toll Free: (800) 279-3219
Fax: (620) 365-5137