digital services

How to Find Free Humanities Articles Online

It’s Sunday night and your research paper on Hadrian’s Villa ain’t gonna write itself. You need fast, easy-to-digest, and reliable reference information, but the library is closed and you’ve already mined Wikipedia and Google for all they’re worth.

What if you could use your computer to search inside every book inside your local library? Then, once you’d found the information you wanted, download the article for your ereader, listen to it as an MP3, or email it to a friend, all without leaving home?

KC Area Libraries Launch Cross-Catalog Searching

Four local libraries have teamed up to provide you with an easy way to search all their collections at the same time! Starting Tuesday, April 16, you will see links to other libraries when you search our catalog.

Libraries, Publishers Finding Ways to Meet Increasing Demand for eBooks, Digital Audiobooks

The world is changing – in so many ways – amid a COVID-19 pandemic that has seen everything from schools to restaurants close as governors across the country issue shelter-in-place orders, requiring residents to stay at home unless travel is absolutely necessary.  The Kansas City Public Library has had to adapt, too. But it continues to offer, and in some cases bolster, an array of services that might be more valuable to patrons and the wider community than ever.
 

Library Adds NYTimes.com to Free Digital Resources

KC Library card holders now have another way to get the latest news about what's happening in our world – without a paywall. Digital access to The New York Times is now a part the Library's growing collection of free online resources.
 

Library Offers Access to Kansas City Star Digital Editions

The Kansas City Star Image Edition service provides readers with free access to digital versions of the full paper, with an archive ranging from 2013 to present. View the paper online just as it appears in print; plus you can share, clip, print, and save articles, add citations, conduct searches, and view easily on mobile devices.
 

Library Offers Array of Nonprofit Resources – Including Upcoming Webinar

You have a worthy cause, a mission, and you’ve formed a nonprofit to pursue it. Now, you need funding.

Start that search at the Library. Through Candid, the world's largest source of information on nonprofits, foundations, and grants, the Kansas City Public Library offers an array of resources to both organizations and individuals seeking nonprofit backing.

Library Resources for Your New Year’s Resolutions

With the beginning of a new year comes the renewed commitment to shake up our usual routines. We tell ourselves we’re going to learn a new skill, take a class or two, strive to get exposed to diverse and different ideas, make healthier choices, take risks in personal and professional lives… an ambitious list of life-changing activities. Luckily, the Library is an ideal starting point to help you turn your New Year’s resolutions into real results.
 

Library's New Historical Website Spotlights the Highs, and Lows, of KC's Pendergast Era

The Library recently launched its newest historical website, The Pendergast Years: Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression, a digital trove of photos, letters, documents, and original articles illuminating the wide-open era of the 1920s and ’30s when “Boss Tom” Pendergast ruled city politics, corruption was rampant., and violence, stoked by Prohibition, was commonplace.
 

Live Your Best Life in 2019 with Library Resources

With the beginning of a new year comes the renewed commitment to shake up our usual routines. We tell ourselves we’re going to learn a new skill, take a class or two, strive to get exposed to diverse and different ideas, make healthier choices, take risks in personal and professional lives… an ambitious list of life-changing activities. Luckily, the Library is an ideal starting point to help you turn your New Year’s resolutions into real results.
 

Live Your Best Life in 2020 with Library Resources

With the beginning of a new year comes the renewed commitment to shake up our usual routines. We tell ourselves we’re going to learn a new skill, take a class or two, strive to get exposed to diverse and different ideas, make healthier choices, take risks in personal and professional lives… an ambitious list of life-changing activities. Luckily, the Library is an ideal starting point to help you turn your New Year’s resolutions into real results.
 

Make the Most of Your New Device with Library Resources

Planning to give (or get) tech-themed presents such as computers, tablets, or smartphones this holiday season? The Library provides an extra boost to your gift-giving or gift-getting by offering many free services and resources to make the most of new devices.
 

Make the Most of Your New Device with Library Resources

Did Santa bring you a new tech-themed present such as a computer, tablet, or smartphone? The Library provides an extra boost to your gift by offering many free services and resources to make the most of new devices.
 

Make the Most of Your New Digital Device with Library Resources

Are you the proud owner of new tech products this holiday season? The Library keeps the spirit of gift-giving going by providing you with many ways to make the most of your new computer, tablet, or smartphone.  We've got a few  resources to get you started.
 

New Device? The Library Can Help You Make the Most of It.

Planning to give (or get) tech-themed presents such as computers, tablets, or smartphones this holiday season? The Library provides an extra boost to your gift-giving or gift-getting by offering many free services and resources to make the most of new devices.
 

New Tech Access Hotline Connects Public to Local Resources

Where can someone purchase a home computer for as low as $60, get tips on using a smartphone, learn to use internet search engines, or find help filling out online applications for jobs, healthcare, and social services?

The answer starts with simply making a phone call.

In celebration of National Digital Inclusion Week, May 7-11, 2018, the Kansas City Public Library is leading the launch of a new Tech Access hotline in partnership with the Digital Inclusion Coalition.

New Website: Civil War on the Western Border

The Kansas City area has a rich Civil War history. And now there’s a new way to discover and research the legacy of the Kansas-Missouri Border War.

Pride Month Celebrates LGBTQIA+ Stories

LGBT Pride Month in June commemorates the Stonewall riots in New York's Greenwich Village, which ignited the gay rights movement in the United States in 1969. The Library celebrates Pride Month with LGBTQIA+ book recommendations, film offerings, and other resources.
 

Start Fresh in 2021 with an Assist from Your Library

We're all glad to have 2020 behind us. How can you make the most of the blank slate that is 2021? Let the Library help you turn your New Year’s resolutions into real results.
 

Stream Thousands of Movies, Documentaries, and Television Shows With Just Your Library Card

Kanopy lets you watch thousands of movies, documentaries, television shows, and educational videos for free from the comfort of your home. All you need is your Kansas City Public Library card, internet access, and the Kanopy app. Start streaming today.
 

The Kansas City Public Library gets a new online catalog

The Kansas City Public Library has been making a lot of changes recently that are improving the experience for you, our patrons.

First, we updated our website. Next, we began implementing a new tagging system for library materials. And now we are changing our online catalog system. 

The catalog allows you to search our materials, place holds on items, and interact with your account. The system will allow you to interact with our library staff more easily, create themed lists, review books, and share your recommendations within the library community.

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