Study Spots

We're making space for you! Reserve a Study Spot at the Library to utilize our Wi-Fi and printing services, or to collaborate with a colleague or classmate on a shared project.
Limited to one-hour sessions for one or two socially distanced people.

Reserve a table one of three ways:

How It Works

Please be aware that we occasionally will make changes to this process, including the expansion of locations and hours, as public health trends evolve. For the latest updates on all Library services, visit kclibrary.org/coronavirus.

Study Spot Schedule

How do I reserve a table session in person?

Waldo Branch

Monday - Friday
10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday
10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Available Services

201 E 75th St
Kansas City, MO 64114

Service Guidelines

Availability is limited to specific times at each Library location. You must sign up in advance to reserve your spot. Patrons are limited to one appointment per day to accommodate as many people as we safely can in our locations.

We require all patrons over the age of two to wear a mask, covering both mouth and nose, while in the library. We also require individuals to adhere to social distancing, remaining at least 6 feet apart. If you need to interact with staff, please stand in front of the plexiglass dividers.

Arrive at the Library no more than 15 minutes before or 15 minutes later than your scheduled start time. If you are more than 15 minutes late, we will be unable to accommodate you and you'll need to make a new reservation.

How It Works

When you arrive, tell Library staff that you have a scheduled appointment to use a Study Spot, and they will direct you to your assigned table. To allow time for cleaning after each use, scheduled sessions cannot be extended. Staff will let you know when your time is ending. After you are finished, please collect your belongings and exit the Library through the main entrance.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What can I use the Study Spots for?

    Connecting your device to Wi-Fi for studying, work, one-on-one tutoring, or collaboration on projects with one other person.

  • What if I have a more than two people in my group who need to meet?

    Due to social distancing guidelines, we can only provide space for two individuals at this time.

  • How do I reserve a Study Spot in person?

    Go to any participating Library location. Please understand that there is no guarantee you will be able to use the service on the same day. If you haven’t already made a reservation, tell a staff member upon arriving that you’d like to make an appointment and someone will assist you.

  • Do I need a Library card?

    You don’t need a card to make the reservation, but you may need your card and PIN to make use of Library services during your appointment.

  • Why are hours limited?

    To follow social distancing guidelines and ensure the health and safety of Library patrons and staff, we are limiting the hours in each building depending on its size and staff availability.

  • Can I stay longer than an hour? Or reserve multiple one-hour slots during a day?

    Please limit your use of this service to once a day to allow opportunities for others.

  • Am I notified when my reservation is confirmed?

    If reserving online, you will get an email confirmation of your appointment.

  • When do I need to show up for my scheduled appointment?

    Arrive at the Library no more than 15 minutes before or 15 minutes later than your scheduled start time. If you are more than 15 minutes late, we will be unable to accommodate you and you'll need to make a new reservation.

  • Do I need to wear a mask to enter the Library?

    We require all patrons older than age 2 to wear masks, covering both mouth and nose, while in the Library and in the Community Connection Rooms. We also require individuals to adhere to social distancing, remaining at least 6 feet apart. If you need to interact with staff, please stand in front of the plexiglass dividers.

  • What steps are being taken to ensure computers are clean and safe?

    Between uses, staff will sanitize all service areas, including desk surfaces.

  • Where do I go when I arrive?

    Staff will be at the door to direct you to the area we have set up for this service.

  • Can I bring my kids?

    We are requesting that small children of walking age not accompany you for this service.

  • Can I print materials during my session?

    Free printing is available from personal devices through our Remote Printing service. Free photocopying, fax, and scanning services also are available.

  • Can I browse the shelves and check out materials while I’m in the Library?

    We’re sorry, but we are currently allowing patrons inside for specific services only. See our Coronavirus Updates page for more information. We will regularly reassess plans as public health guidelines and recommendations change.

  • What if I just need to use the online catalog to place a hold on a book, CD, or DVD?

    As always, you can browse our collection of books and other materials online at kclibrary.org/catalog.

  • What if I need to cancel my reservation?

    Call 816.701.3400 and one of our librarians will cancel your reservation for you.