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Protect Your Freedom to Read: Speak Up on Proposed Rule

Missouri’s secretary of state wants to enact a new policy that libraries believe endangers your freedom to read and threatens to reduce community access to public library books and other resources. A public comment period runs through Wednesday, December 14, 2022, giving you a chance to speak up for your right to read and speak out against censorship. Learn more and take action today.

KC Lbrary Mobile App

On-the-Go Access with KC Library Mobile App
Use the KC Library mobile app to conveniently search our catalog, place holds, and manage your account on your phone or tablet. The app also includes a digital version of your library card!  Check out all the fantastic features.
Kanopy Video

Stream Movies Any Time with Kanopy
Instantly watch hundreds of movies on your computer or mobile device with Kanopy. Browse the extensive collection of independent, international, documentary, and early films from providers like Criterion, PBS and Kino Lorber.
Notary Services

Notary Services at the Library

Need a document notarized? The Kansas City Public Library offers FREE notary services. Find out how we can assist you with your official document needs.

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!