Plaza Branch

About this 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.

Plaza Branch

At this branch

  • Computers: 40 for adults, 8 for teens, 14 for kids, 6 "express" (15-minute limit), & 19 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

Location & hours

4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
Map & directions
Plan your trip by bus

Phone: 816.701.3481
Fax: 816.701.3491

Branch Manager: Elysha Cloyd
Office: 816.701.3581

Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
More photos of the Plaza Branch

Regular activities & classes

Baby Bounce Story Time
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.

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Plaza Branch

Tales for Tiny Tykes
Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Bring toddlers ages 18-36 months for a 20 minute story time, followed by a fun craft in the Art Spot.

Preschool Story Time
Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Bring your child to the Library for stories and songs for the preschool set (ages 3-5), followed by a craft in the Art Spot.

Teen Card Classics
Fridays at 5 p.m.
Bring your Yu-Gi-Oh! and Magic the Gathering decks and challenge our champion deck builders. We play and trade cards every Friday night in the teen area.

Friday Night Family Fun
Fridays at 6:30 p.m.
Join us for fun activities for the whole family each Friday night.

Book Groups

Barista's Book Group
Every Third Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Great Books KC Book Group
Classic literature that has stood the test of time
Plaza Branch, Small meeting room
Last Friday of each month, 7 p.m. (unless noted otherwise)
Contact: Clif Hostetler, 816.701.3481 or
Reading Schedule available at

Stranger Than Fiction Book Group
Every Fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Plaza Colonnade Coffee Shop

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Plaza Branch Lobby

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 Sculpture

Read about the Plaza Branch's lobby sculpture, Good As Gold created by internationally known artist Donald Lipski. The 500 pound sculpture was installed on August 2, 2005.

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