New Library Card Portal Offers Instant Signup, Fresh Features

In today’s interconnected world, access to information and resources opens doors to opportunity. And there are few keys more powerful than a library card. 

Fortunately, getting a Kansas City Public Library card – or managing your current account – has never been easier. 

We recently introduced a new online library card portal that makes it more convenient for new patrons to connect instantly with our collections and services. Plus we’ve introduced some fresh time-saving features for current cardholders.

In just a few steps, you can apply for a card online and get instant access to resources and services that will help you to discover, learn, and grow. If you're already a library cardholder, you now have a more convenient way to manage your card online. 

Your Library Card

Need to get a Kansas City Public Library card?

In addition to visiting any Library location and getting a card in person, you can now sign up online, and, in moments, your new library card account number will arrive in your email inbox. Use it right away to borrow books and other materials, access digital apps and online databases, log in to public computers, and use other free Library resources and services. 

Already have a library card?

Our new portal gives you more control in making your own card account updates. Reset or recover your PIN, renew your card – all online!
The new online portal offers more ways to get a card or manage your card, but as always we invite you to visit any of our locations if you need help or have questions about your account. You can also reach out to us by phone, email or live chat, and we’d be glad to assist. 
Your one-stop place for information about library cards and accounts is now

With the KC Library app, your library card is always with you! 

 Make even more use of your library card with our mobile app! Access your Library and its many resources anywhere, anytime, using your phone or tablet.  
  • Use the app's digital library card barcode to check out items using your phone! 
  • Manage and monitor your Kansas City Public Library activities, such as your holds, checkouts, and due dates. 
  • Search our catalog and reserve books, CDs, or DVDs; create and share lists; rate titles, and more.  
  • Use the built-in barcode scanner to read UPC codes and ISBN numbers on book covers and quickly see the record for that title in the Library catalog. 
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