Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
The Library offers a collection of reading recommendations, films, and other resources that celebrate the stories, histories, cultures, and achievements of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
Big Read 2022

Big Read Kansas City - April-May 2022
The community-wide reading program celebrates U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo and her acclaimed book of poetry, An American Sunrise. Explore poetry, history, and Native American literature and culture through book discussions, speaking events, films, an art exhibit, and much more.
Missouri Native Plants coloring book

Coloring Book Highlights Native Plants

The pages of our new coloring book, Missouri Native Plants, features many plants, insects, and birds that live in or visit the prairie garden on the Central Library’s Rooftop Terrace. Free copies of the book are available at all Library locations while supplies last, and a digital edition is available for download.

Online Learning

Learn Online with Your Library Card
From homework help and live tutoring assistance to online testing resources and skillbuilding tutorial videos, your library card unlocks loads of learning opportunities. Check out our digital collection of free education services and apps.
The Library's Digital Branch offers a large and growing collection of digital materials such as eBooks, digital audiobooks, databases, or streaming music and movies that you can enjoy on your computer or mobile device.

Read, Listen, Download, Stream, and More
The Library's Digital Branch offers digital materials you can enjoy from anywhere using  your computer or mobile device. Borrow eBooks, comics, and digital audiobooks; try online learning and career-development tools; read digital newspapers and magazines; and stream or download TV, movies, and music.
KC Library Catalog

Explore Our Catalog
Find and place holds on books, DVDs, CDs, and more! You can also use the Library's catalog to discover reading lists and staff picks,  and rate and review the things you read, watch, or listen to. Start browsing now!