Library life

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, February 15 in observance of Presidents' Day.

New Online Exhibit of Early Latino Life on Kansas City’s West Side

Latinos in Kansas City: A Westside Scrapbook highlights the lives of Hispanic Americans living on the west side of Kansas City in the first half of the 20th century.

AmeriCorps VISTAs at the Library

Through an AmeriCorps VISTA grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Kansas City Public Library is working breaking the cycle of poverty with the support and service of four VISTA members.

Librarians Work To Keep Collection Current

Clothes. Cars. Computers. They don’t last forever, succumbing to wear and tear, obsolescence, or shifts in interests and tastes. It’s the same with library books.

Go Set a Watchman: From Ordering to Shelving

Just how does a Library book find its way onto the shelf? A behind-the-scenes look at the recent release of Go Set a Watchman here at the Kansas City Public Library.

New Digital Resources Available at the Library

WIRED Magazine

You now have more digital resources available for free through the Library's collection! Magazines are now offered through OverDrive, and Comics and Graphic Novels from publishers including DC Comics are available on hoopla!

Kansas City Public Library Beta