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.

Featured Activity at This Branch

Tuesday, September 26 is National Voter Registration Day, and Kansas City Public Library is here to help you celebrate!
Date of Event: 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 9:00 am

At this branch

  • Computers: 40 for adults, 8 for teens, 14 for kids, 4 "express" (15-minute limit), & 10 laptops
  • Wireless: All branches have free Wi-Fi wireless Internet access.
  • Study Rooms:
    1 room — accommodates 2 - 4 people
    (2 hour limit; available on a first-come, first-served basis)
  • Meeting Rooms: 2 rooms
  • Special Event Spaces: 3 spaces
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.

Preschool Storytime

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

Table Top Strategy Gaming

Explore the world of Table Top Gaming! It's not just Monopoly anymore! The games are bigger, better and weirder! We will be playing Order of the Stick, MTG, King of Tokyo, Gloom and Small world. Game availability will vary depending on our game sponsors. If you have a great table top game at home please bring it and share with new friends!

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 Access Week: 4 Steps to a Job Interview
The Kansas City Public Library is here to help during a special five-day free event at multiple times and locations!

We will walk you through all 4 of these steps or just the ones you need:

1. Create a Gmail account
2. Create a resume
3. Open an account
4. Search for jobs and apply
* Bonus step—practice interview questions to help you prepare!

No appointment or registration necessary.
  Monday, October
Tuesday, October
Wednesday, October
Thursday, October
Friday, October 20 

Plaza Branch

4801 Main St. KCMO

    1-3 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 1-3 p.m.

Southeast Branch

6242 Swope Pkwy KCMO

5-7 p.m. 10 a.m. -12 p.m.   5-7 p.m.  

Bluford Branch

3050 Prospect Ave. KCMO

  4-7 p.m.   1-3 p.m. 3-5 p.m.

Tech coach drop-in sessions
Computer Questions?

Get help on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. as well as Fridays from 3-5 p.m. at Plaza Branch.
Se habla español.

Drop-in, no appointment necessary.

Computers will be available or bring your own device.

Tech Coaches now available to answer your questions about:
  • Microsoft Word or Excel
  • the internet
  • email
  • formatting a resume
  • online applications
  • syncing your smartphone
  • and so much more!
Vietnam Voices Storybooth

The Vietnam Voices KCPT Storybooth is touring the region collecting local stories, experiences, and thoughts related to the Vietnam War. During Big Read KC the booth will visit the Plaza Branch and Central Library, offering patrons an opportunity to share and record their own stories.

Friday, Sept. 22 to Thursday, Oct. 12
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Saturday, Oct. 14 to Friday, Oct. 20
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
View a schedule of additional site visits across the region and watch select video contributions at

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