The Kansas City Public Library is making strides to safely offer our services
and resources to the public in the midst of the COVID pandemic. To follow social distancing guidelines and ensure the
health and safety of Library patrons and staff,
many of our in-person services are now appointment based.

Jump to Services

You must sign up in advance to reserve an appointment for your desired service. Patrons are limited to one session per service per day in order to accommodate as many people as we safely can. Not all locations offer the same services;
please visit your preferred location's page to see which services they offer at this time.

We require all patrons over the age of two to wear a mask, covering both your mouth and nose, while in the library. We are also requiring social distancing of at least six feet between people. If you need to interact with staff, please stand in front of the plexiglass screens.

For more information about the current services offered by the Kansas City Public Library,
please visit our Coronavirus Updates page.

Book A Browse

Families, caregivers, and kids, come schedule a time to safely explore the shelves in our youth areas!

Book A Specialist

The Community Reference Team has specialists that can meet with you virtually, one on one, for help with your job search, small business, personal finance, health research, and government information.

Book a Youth Librarian

Whether you are a classroom teacher, accidental or on-purpose homeschooler, book club, or even an individual, our youth librarians are available virtually to help you find solutions to your learning needs.

Community Connections

The Library is here to help you make important “face-to-face” connections virtually in our Community Connections Rooms.

Community Resources

Community Resources offers one-on-one appointments to help you find the resources you need to improve your quality of life.

Computer Reservations

Provides safe access to computers while following social distancing guidelines that protect Library guests and our staff.

Local History Research by Appointment

Provides access to special collections materials in the Central Library’s 5th floor Missouri Valley Room while adhering to social distancing guidelines that protect Library guests and our staff.

Pop In / Pick Up

Our Pop In / Pick Up service offers a contact-free way for you to borrow physical books, DVDs, and CDs from the Library. Find out how it works!

Remote Printing

Need to print a document? With our remote printing service, you can email your files to the Library from home (or anywhere).

Study Spots

Reserve a Study Spot at the Library to utilize our Wi-Fi and printing services, or to collaborate with a colleague or classmate on a shared project.