Back to school resources

Cool Tools for Back to School
As kids return to classrooms for the start of a new school year, we’ve got a backpack full of resources to make life easier for parents and caregivers. Whether it’s live online homework help, educational apps, or other learning tools, your Library offers many ways to help young learners succeed.

 New York Times Cooking and Games 
Library cardholders already enjoy free digital access to The New York Times, letting you read unlimited articles on your phone, tablet, or computer.  We’ve got breaking news: You can now also get paywall-free passes to New York Times Cooking and New York Times Games
Chromebooks to Go

Chromebooks to Go

Don’t have the tools to connect to the internet and manage your personal online needs?  Now you can borrow a Chromebook computer from the Library! Use for education and research, check your email, browse websites, pay bills online, apply for jobs, stream music or movies, and more. Get details on how it works.

Notary Services

Notary Services at the Library

Need a document notarized? The Kansas City Public Library offers FREE notary services. Find out how we can assist you with your official document needs.

The Library's Digital Branch offers a large and growing collection of digital materials such as eBooks, digital audiobooks, databases, or streaming music and movies that you can enjoy on your computer or mobile device.

Read, Listen, Download, Stream, and More
The Library's Digital Branch offers digital materials you can enjoy from anywhere using  your computer or mobile device. Borrow eBooks, comics, and digital audiobooks; try online learning and career-development tools; read digital newspapers and magazines; and stream or download TV, movies, and music.
KC Library Catalog

Explore Our Catalog
Find and place holds on books, DVDs, CDs, and more! You can also use the Library's catalog to discover reading lists and staff picks,  and rate and review the things you read, watch, or listen to. Start browsing now!