Southeast Branch

All Library locations will be closed on Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

About this branch

The Southeast Branch Library is located across from Swope Park and the Kansas City Zoo. It has particularly strong collections in African-American literature, urban fiction, urban Christian fiction, children's folklore, and animals, as well as jazz, blues, and gospel music on compact disc.

Southeast Branch

At this branch

  • Computers: 17 for adults, 4 for kids, 10 for teens, 1 "express" (15-minute limit).
  • Wireless: All branches have free wireless Internet access.
  • Study Rooms:
    2 rooms — accommodate 1 – 2 people
    (2 hour limit; available on a first-come, first-served basis)
  • Meeting Rooms: 2 rooms

Location & hours

6242 Swope Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64130
Map & directions
Plan your trip by bus

Phone: 816.701.3484
Fax: 816.701.3494

Branch Manager: Oliver Clark
Office: 816.701.3582

Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
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Regular activities & classes

Southeast Branch
Southeast Branch

Preschool Story Time
Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
For children ages 0-6.

Teen Gaming
Monday - Thursday at 3 p.m.
Wii, Xbox 360, board games from Chess to Monopoly are all available for teens to play during Gaming. Please bring and share the games you have for even more fun.