About the Library

All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.

The Kansas City Public Library is a doorway to knowledge for all people in our community

The Kansas City Public Library system consists of a central library, nine branches, and an outreach services program serving a constituency of over 250,000 in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to providing library services to residents, the Library also serves as a resource for the 1.7 million metropolitan residents of greater Kansas City.

Hours & locations

Find information about the Library's 10 locations.

Jobs & internships

See job and internship openings and apply for a job. Learn about employee benefits.

Space rental

Learn about the meeting and event spaces available for rent.

News, projects & RFPs

Press releases, project information, requests for proposals, and board announcements.

Policies & financials

Budgets, financial reports, collection plan, strategic plan, policies, and by-laws.

Library history

Learn about the Library's history and how it was started.

Library administration

Find contact information for the Library administration.

Board of Trustees

Learn about the nine-member board of trustees that governs the Library.