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Protect Your Freedom to Read: Speak Up on Proposed Rule

Missouri’s secretary of state wants to enact a new policy that libraries believe endangers your freedom to read and threatens to reduce community access to public library books and other resources. A public comment period runs through Thursday, December 15, 2022, giving you a chance to speak up for your right to read and speak out against censorship. Learn more and take action today.

Holiday Activities and Resources

Holiday Happenings and Resources to Make Your Season Bright
As you prepare to deck halls, make merry, and greet the season, you can enjoy a variety of Library resources to make the most of the holidays. From festive family events to music and films befitting this time of year, we’ve wrapped up these offerings in a big bookish bow.  
2022 Annual Impact Report

With Your Help, the Library Makes a Greater Impact
The Library is a critical part of the everyday lives of Kansas Citians who join us for weekly storytimes and family activities, browse our shelves for an engaging read, borrow technology to stay connected, and much more. Your support can help continue our efforts to empower all people in our community.
Notary Services

Notary Services at the Library

Need a document notarized? The Kansas City Public Library offers FREE notary services. Find out how we can assist you with your official document needs.

The Library's Digital Branch offers a large and growing collection of digital materials such as eBooks, digital audiobooks, databases, or streaming music and movies that you can enjoy on your computer or mobile device.

Read, Listen, Download, Stream, and More
The Library's Digital Branch offers digital materials you can enjoy from anywhere using  your computer or mobile device. Borrow eBooks, comics, and digital audiobooks; try online learning and career-development tools; read digital newspapers and magazines; and stream or download TV, movies, and music.
KC Library Catalog

Explore Our Catalog
Find and place holds on books, DVDs, CDs, and more! You can also use the Library's catalog to discover reading lists and staff picks,  and rate and review the things you read, watch, or listen to. Start browsing now!