Community Services

The Library offers a number of special programs and services that extend beyond our traditional role.

Outreach Services

The Outreach department serves populations with specific needs such as seniors, the homebound, veterans, persons experiencing homelessness and more.

Refugee & Immigrant Services & Empowerment (RISE)

The mission of Refugee & Immigrant Services & Empowerment (RISE) is to connect refugee and immigrant populations with the quality services, resources, and lifelong learning opportunities of the Library through outreach, education, and advocacy. RISE currently offers free classes and one-on-one services for English language learning and citizenship. Visit or send us an email for more information.

Passport Services

You may now apply for an official U.S. Passport at the Westport, Trails West, or Ruiz Branch of the Kansas City Public Library.

Voter Registration

You can register to vote or update your voter registration at any Kansas City Public Library location.

Services For Educators

Learn how to enhance the classroom experience with help from the Library.

Technology Help

Get one-on-one help or take a class.

Career Online High School

A fully accredited, online high school degree program.