Library Services

Post Date: Tue, July 13, 2021

Using your Library is even easier with the refreshed KC Library mobile app, available for Android and iPhone users. Use your phone or tablet to conveniently search our catalog of books, movies, music, and audiobooks. You can also place holds and manage your account, including paying fees and renewing materials. The app also serves as a digital version of your KC Library card!  Check out the other features included in this new version.

Post Date: Tue, February 23, 2021

Your North-East Branch staff is eager to welcome you back to our beautiful, renovated building at 6000 Wilson Rd. We’re proud to showcase current library services as well as share some exciting features you can look forward to experiencing.  

Post Date: Tue, July 27, 2021

As part of a groundbreaking effort to improve the content of the crowdsourcing encyclopedia, particularly where it focuses on people, places, and things related to Kansas City and the surrounding area, the Library is planning a series of community activities to be led by the first public library-based Wikipedian in Residence in the country

Post Date: Wed, May 26, 2021

The Library welcomes you back into our physical spaces Tuesday, June 1, 2021. As we reopen our doors, our main priority continues to be the safety of everyone visiting the Library and making use of our resources and services. Here are a few things to know about planning your return.

Post Date: Tue, February 22, 2022

The Kansas City Public Library is involved in many projects to serve local community members through digital inclusion services. For example, our job seeker programs, Tech Access programming, and the Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion (to name just a few) serve patrons in the KC area.  But did you know we’re a leader in the national landscape of digital inclusion as well?   

Post Date: Mon, December 21, 2020

Among the Library’s many challenges at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic was staying in touch with Kansas City’s most vulnerable populations, keeping them connected to vital services despite their limited or lack of access to technology. The solution: Keep it simple.

Post Date: Fri, December 11, 2020

The Library’s North-East location plans to reopen fairly quietly Thursday, December 17, 2020. There’ll be no splashy ceremony. Plans are to hold a public celebration sometime after the first of the year, as soon as it's safe, formally unveiling an extensively remodeled facility that reflects the rich diversity of its neighborhood. But we’ll say this up front: The Library, and Kansas City’s Historic Northeast, have a new jewel.

Post Date: Thu, January 13, 2022

For nearly 30 years, the Library of Congress used the search term “illegal aliens” to describe undocumented noncitizens. Last year, the Kansas City Public Library decided the term was dehumanizing and eliminated it – well ahead of thousands of other libraries.