Services at the Library


Combine a tour of any Library branch with
one of our other services:

  • Storytime
  • Book Talks
  • Database Training
  • Library Card Creation & Check-Outs

Library Tours

Available only at Central Library downtown and the Plaza Branch. See where different types of books, movies, and music are kept. Hear some of the history of the Library that you are touring. Learn other unique features and offerings of the building.

Central Children's Room

For tours of Central Library,
use this form

Plaza Branch

For tours of the Plaza Branch,
call 816.701.3481

Kansas City History Tour

Central Library

Available only at Central Library downtown

The Kansas City Public Library brings to life our local history for 5th grade students. This includes a tour and an interactive experience to personalize what students see.

Program design supports student learning using Common Core 5th grade Language Arts guidelines:

  • Introduces 5th grade students to library resources.
  • Emphasizes local history.
  • Includes an interactive tour of the beautiful and historic downtown Central Library building.
  • Engages and motivates students to personalize their learning.
  • Provides printed materials that educators can use for in-class follow-up of program.

Book a History Tour