Patron Notice

Post Date: Tue, March 17, 2020

Though our physical locations have recently opened, we want you to know that the Library remains an online source of information about what’s happening in our community and where to turn during the coronavirus outbreak. We'll be sharing various links and resources throughout the coming weeks.

Post Date: Sun, March 15, 2020

 With Kansas City’s stay-at-home order due to expire May 15, 2020, the Library is working out the details of a careful, phased-in reopening of its physical locations. All have been closed since late March to mitigate the COVID-19 outbreak. A timeline for the staggered reopening is still being determined.

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Post Date: Thu, December 19, 2019

The Library’s North-East Branch has TEMPORARILY RELOCATED as it begins a complete renovation and redesign. A temporary space directly across the street at 5930 Wilson Rd. in the Northeast Plaza Shopping Center houses many of the location’s materials during the process, which is expected to last through late 2020. Plan your visit and learn more about the North-East Branch's exciting future.

Post Date: Thu, July 11, 2019

 From July 8 through mid-August, 2019, the property on which the Plaza Branch is located will be undergoing construction that will temporarily close the main level parking lot and parts of the garage.  Learn more about how to plan your visit to the Plaza Branch during these repairs.

Post Date: Thu, May 9, 2019

Library computers at all locations will be undergoing upgrades the week of May 20-25.  This process will roll out new and improved features, including advance computer station sign-up capabilities. Due to time needed for  installation, public computers at each location will be unavailable for patron use on certain dates. Learn more about the upgrades and availability schedule.

Post Date: Tue, November 28, 2023

The Library is upgrading its network this year, which will impact patron use of Library computers. Due to time needed for installation of planned enhancements, public computers at each location will be unavailable for patron use on certain dates.

Post Date: Tue, March 26, 2019

Several Library locations will undergo upgrades and improvements to public restrooms the first week of April 2019. Construction will impact branch operating schedules; patrons should be aware of late openings and limited access to certain areas during this time. Read on for which neighborhood locations will be affected by the building upgrades.

Post Date: Wed, April 26, 2023

With an estimated 300,000 to 600,000 people expected to converge on downtown Kansas City during the three days of 2023 NFL Draft activities, the Kansas City Public Library will close its Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., and Irene H. Ruiz Branch, 2017 West Pennway, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 27-28-29, to focus our resources on locations that will be more easily accessible to our Library patrons.