Trails West Branch

All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and remain closed all day on Thursday, November 26, for Thanksgiving.

About this branch

The Trails West Branch Library is located a few blocks off the Santa Fe Trail in Independence, within two miles of the Harry S. Truman historical district and world headquarters for the Community of Christ. This branch has numerous activities and programs for children and adults.

Trails West Branch

At this branch

  • Computers: 15 for adults, 4 for kids, 4 "express" (15-minute limit), & 7 laptops
  • Wireless: All branches have free Wi-Fi 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

11401 East 23rd Street
Independence, MO 64052
Map & directions
Plan your trip by bus

Phone: 816.701.3483
Fax: 816.701.3493
Renewals: 816.221.7368

Branch Manager: Ruth Stephens
Office: 816.701.3583

Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
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Regular activities & classes

Rockin’ Ramblin’ Readers
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Bring your little ones for a storytime with music and great books, followed by a fun activity for all to enjoy.

Book Groups

Trailblazers Book Group
Every Third Saturday at 2 p.m.

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