Easily accessible in the Missouri Valley Room (MVR) is a browsing collection of basic books that offer an introduction to Kansas City history, as well as:
A restricted, climate-controlled area houses the majority of the resources. Materials in this area include:
To locate these resources, use the online catalog , then request the item from a librarian by filling out a call slip. You will need to leave a Kansas City Public Library card or official I.D. with staff while using the material.
The room also has the following items.
Photocopies and materials printed from computers are ten cents a page.
A small meeting room can be used for watching non-circulating videos/DVDs or listening to CDs or oral history tapes.
You may park for one hour at no charge in the Library parking garage (entrance on Baltimore) with a validated ticket; after the first hour, it costs $1 for each additional 20 minutes not to exceed the daily maximum of $8. Weekends are free by exchanging the ticket for a parking garage coupon at the Information or Circulation Desk in Kirk Hall.