Enamel pins with the library logo

Welcome the New Symbol of the Kansas City Public Library

The Kansas City Public Library’s new logo – the owl in the circle – encapsulates what’s been happening at the Library for the past 150 years. The new symbol and look were unveiled Tuesday, October 3, 2023, ahead of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Library's founding in 1873.

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week 2023

Banned Books Week, Oct. 1-7,  annually celebrates our freedom to read, our long-held right to seek and express ideas. While challenges to books in libraries and schools continue to mount, polls and surveys consistently show that’s a minority sentiment. It's time for the majority to make themselves heard, to speak, write, and act in opposition to censorship and bans.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Explore the rich array of experiences and perspectives of Latino Americans with a collection of Library book recommendations and other resources.

Your Library Card

Unleash Empowerment With Your Library Card

With just a few steps, you can get a library card online for instant access to the resources and services that will help you to learn, discover, and grow. Or visit us in person to get your card! Already a library cardholder? Manage your card account with our digital portal.

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!