Digital Services

Post Date: Sat, March 29, 2014

Stream the music you want. When you want it. No ads. No charge.

Post Date: Thu, June 30, 2022

From crafting resources to online test preps, we're introducing a new batch of digital services to our extensive lineup. Look for what we're adding or changing starting in July 2022.

Post Date: Wed, May 23, 2018

Pump up the volumes as the Library's Summer Reading Program again invites both youth and adults to Rock & Read. The song remains the same: Read and log five books between May 25-July 31, 2018, earn a rockin’ prize. Explore this year’s music-themed offerings, including suggested reading titles, events, book discussions, family activities, and more.

Post Date: Fri, October 13, 2023

Have a delightfully spirited Halloween season with a monstrously good mashup of scary story recommendations, frightfully fun films, and other creepily cool Library resources.

Post Date: Sat, February 15, 2014

The Kansas City Public Library is offering a new, refreshingly quick — and free — way to get music, television shows, movies, and audiobooks.

Library patrons can now use Hoopla Digital to access an array of audio and video materials via Netflix-style streaming on their computers, tablets and smart phones. It's the latest addition to the Library's extensive menu of electronic resources.

Post Date: Tue, May 19, 2020

With hoopla, you get immediate access to hundreds of thousands of eBooks, digital audiobooks, movies, TV shows, and albums. Everything in the collection is always available. No holds. No wait. Learn more about hoopla.

Post Date: Mon, December 17, 2018

The H&R Block Business & Career Center can familiarize you with, a valuable resource for furthering your financial education that's available for free through the Library.

Post Date: Mon, July 16, 2012

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?

Post Date: Wed, September 29, 2021

The Kansas City Public Library has received $853,212 in a first wave of federal Emergency Connectivity funding designed to increase broadband internet access in the community. The Library will use the appropriation to purchase and distribute hundreds of laptop computers and Wi-Fi hotspots.

Post Date: Wed, November 24, 2021

As of November 30, 2021, the Library will no longer offer the eBook and digital audiobook resource Axis360. If you currently use the service, here’s what you can expect; we also offer some alternative ways to get the new and notable titles you want to check out. 

Post Date: Mon, April 15, 2019

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.

Post Date: Tue, October 12, 2021

During U.S. Media Literacy Week (October 25 – 29, 2021), organizations across the country promote the importance of media literacy education. The Library offers a number of resources and programs that provide insights and access to the ways we gather, report, and respond to information about our world.  

Post Date: Tue, March 28, 2023

Notice to all eBook and audiobook fans: On May 1, 2023, the original OverDrive mobile app will no longer work – it’s being discontinued in favor of Libby, a sleeker and more modern experience originally launched in 2017. Once you download and log into Libby, you’ll find your loans, holds, and borrowing history already waiting for you. Download the Libby app now »

Post Date: Tue, April 28, 2020

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.

Post Date: Wed, January 16, 2019

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.

Post Date: Fri, September 17, 2021

The Library celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) with a collection of book recommendations, film offerings, and other resources that explore a rich array of the experiences and perspectives of Latino Americans.

Post Date: Wed, April 24, 2019

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.

Post Date: Thu, January 9, 2020

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.

Post Date: Wed, November 30, 2022

The Kansas City Public Library has purchased the digitized archives of The Kansas City Star and Kansas City Timesdigitized archives from 1880-1990. These archives will complement the existing NewsBank subscription that gives patrons access to The Star from 1991 to today.

Post Date: Thu, December 28, 2017

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.