Library Locations

Post Date: Tue, December 27, 2022

All Kansas City Public Library locations see patrons of every interest, need, and want in search of not only materials like books and magazines but also valuable social, community, and career services. The Library’s resources are free and for all with nothing expected in return, though many patrons find ways of giving back through gifts of time and their own resources.

Post Date: Mon, November 30, 2020

The Lucile H. Bluford Branch (3050 Prospect Ave.) will remain closed until further notice after learning a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. That staff member worked the week of November 23. The branch has been closed since Thursday, November 26 for the Thanksgiving break.

Post Date: Mon, April 23, 2018

The Kansas City Public Library is celebrating the makeover of its Southeast Branch, 6242 Swope Parkway, with a community open house on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Post Date: Tue, June 26, 2018

Lucile Bluford – namesake of the Library's L.H. Bluford Branch – was a local civil rights leader and helped make The Kansas City Call one of the most important African-American newspapers in the nation. During July, The Library celebrates Bluford’s impact on the KC community and the nation at large.

Post Date: Fri, January 12, 2018

Memories are made at the Library each day. Our staff members reminisced about some of the moments from the past year that stood out as unique and notable -- stories and anecdotes underscoring how the Library is a special place that offers so much to our community. 

Post Date: Mon, February 6, 2023

The system’s first branch – the oldest in Kansas City – is marking its 125th birthday with a week of remembrances, appearances, and other activities, plus a special art exhibition.

Post Date: Tue, December 7, 2021

A highlight of the Kansas City Public Library’s year was the February completion of the North-East branch following its 18-month renovation.  “One of the things we love about this space is that the North-East Branch isn’t just a part of the community, it’s embedded in the community,” said Library Director John Herron. Find out more about the changes made with community input.

Post Date: Mon, July 18, 2022

Nominations are  now open for The Pitch's Best of Kansas City 2022 and you're encouraged to cast a vote for us as your favorite Missouri-side library location! The nomination round is open until July 30, 2022.

Post Date: Thu, June 6, 2019

If you’ve visited the Library’s Plaza Branch recently, you may have noticed a new addition to our team. Meet our new automated sorting machine – it’s here to help speed up the process of checking in returned materials and getting them back onto shelves faster, plus it will free up staff to focus on assisting patrons instead of sorting through returns.

Post Date: Thu, January 26, 2023

The Library is thrilled to announce the purchase of additional property near the Lucile H. Bluford Branch with an eye toward expanding services there.

Post Date: Tue, November 8, 2022

 We’re thrilled to be among the winners in The Pitch's Best of Kansas City 2022 for the category Best Library Branch - Missouri! Thanks to all who cast a vote for their favorite location, including the winner... 

Post Date: Tue, February 14, 2023

Two innovative art exhibitions at the Central Library are nearing their closing dates, but time to see them hasn’t entirely run out. Headspace, featuring 17 vibrant watercolors on paper by local artist Andy Ryan, has been extended through March 11. Peripheral Visions, which closes March 25, is comprised of dozens of pieces in various media by artists from Imagine That! KC and Johnson County Developmental Supports’ Emerging Artists program.

Post Date: Sat, September 10, 2022

Voting is  now open for The Pitch's Best of Kansas City 2022 and you're encouraged to cast a vote for our locations in the running for Best Library Branch - Missouri! Voting is open through  September 30, 2022.