Administration & Policy

From the Director

Emily Baker, Library Director


Olathe Public Library is committed to serving the people of Olathe. The library's vision is to meet the lifelong informational, educational and recreational needs of our community through quality services and resources. Library staff at both locations will assist and provide you with excellent service. Whether helping you in person, over the phone or via our website, our staff remains committed to the following values in serving the community:


Respect for People

We value the differing, evolving needs and opinions of customers and staff of all ages and one another.

Commitment to Service

We provide prompt, courteous services at all times in facilities that are welcoming and safe.

Commitment to Leadership

Our board and administrators provide leadership that positions Olathe Public Library to achieve its vision.

Commitment to Equal Access

We provide our customers with equal access to information.


We use public and private resources in an accountable manner.

When you visit the Olathe Public Library, we strive to make the most of our resources and your time. The Olathe Public Library is your library. On behalf of the library staff, I welcome you!

Emily Baker