Plaza Branch

Plaza Branch

The Plaza Branch Library is located near the Country Club Plaza. Free parking is available in the Plaza Branch's parking garage. There are designated children's and teen's service areas, as well as comfortable chairs and tables throughout the branch for customers to read, write, study or visit. Several meeting rooms are available for community or neighborhood meetings. The Plaza Branch has particularly strong collections in children's resources, arts & crafts books, and business materials. It also has large video, compact disc, and audiobook collections.

At this branch

Test Proctoring

Contact for Appointment

plazaproctor@kclibrary.org
816.701.3424

The Plaza Branch is pleased to offer a test proctoring service free of charge to students.

  • Proctoring is by appointment only. Appointments are available Monday–Friday beginning at 9:30 a.m. All testing must be completed by 5:00 p.m. No appointments are available on evenings or weekends.
  • These hours are subject to change based on staff availability.
  • Appointments must be made at least 2 business days in advance.

If an exam must be returned by mail, a $2.00 handling fee will be assessed. Exams requiring special handling (i.e. overnight postage or media mail) will be charged on a case-by-case basis.

All exams are administered in the library staff workroom.

Students will be required to show a photo ID.


Baby Bounce

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.

Baby Bounce

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.

Citizenship Interview Practice

Nervous about your Naturalization Interview?

Get FREE help on Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Plaza.

Drop-in, no appointment necessary.

Volunteers now available to help you practice:
• Speaking English (eligibility interview based on N-400 form)
• Reading English (correctly read one out of three Naturalization Test sentences)
• Writing English (correctly write one out of three Naturalization Test sentences)
• 100 Civics Questions (correctly answer six out of ten randomly chosen USCIS questions)
• And so much more!

Computer Repair

Is your device running slowly or having trouble starting up?

Bring it in and let us help you troubleshoot and diagnose the problem...for FREE!

Tech Coach Volunteers will be on duty to help you install and run free antivirus/anti-malware software to get your device cleaned up and running again. We'll help you find your device's existing troubleshooting support and run diagnostics. 

We are able to resolve most issues in these sessions but if we cannot fix your device, we will provide trusted local low-cost options for a solution!

If you need help with a desktop computer, please bring only the tower and power cord. No need to lug all the other stuff around since we will have monitors, keyboards and mice on-site.

No appointment or registration necessary. However, if we are unable to help you within the scheduled session, we will absolutely schedule a later appointment to ensure you get the help you need. 
 

Preschool Storytime

Preschool age kids (3-5) will enjoy stories, songs, and art in this fun storytime.

Tales for Tiny Tykes

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.

Tales for Tiny Tykes

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.

Tech Coach Drop In at Plaza

Computer Questions?

Get help on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 6-8 p.m. at Plaza Branch.

We're here to help with whatever technology questions you have--from building a resume to building a website!

Drop-in, no appointment necessary.

We have computers or bring your own device.

Can't make it to the drop in sessions? Appointments and more information available.

 

We Speak KC
We Speak KC is a conversational English class for beginning to intermediate English language learners. We will discuss talking to your doctor, your children's teachers, your landlord, and more! Sign up here

Contact the Refugee & Immigrant Services and Empowerment team by email at rise@kclibrary.org or by phone at 816.701.3766 for more information.
The circulation desk at the Plaza Branch

The children's area at the Plaza Branch

Plaza Colonnade Coffee Shop

Visitors to the Plaza Branch can stop by the Plaza Colonnade Coffee Shop in the entrance lobby and order a hot latte, mocha, cappuccino, coffee or snack to enjoy while visiting the branch.

Coffee Shop Hours
Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Lobby of the Plaza Branch