Coronavirus Library News
One more step toward normal, or new-normal, operations … Beginning Monday, March 14, 2022, the Kansas City Public Library is easing mask requirements inside its buildings. Masking will be optional – no longer required – for patrons, visitors, and staff at all 10 locations.
The Library is entering another chapter in the resumption of many of our important community services and programs. Beginning Monday, March 7, 2022, we are carefully reintroducing in-person events and activities inside our buildings, restoring meeting and study room capacities to usual levels, and relaxing several other policies. Learn more about recent changes.
It’s great to have you here with us … We’ve waited two years to deliver those words of welcome, to reopen our auditorium doors and gather again – in person – for the Library’s award-winning signature programming.
The KCQ team answered your top coronavirus questions to make sure you have the information you need before gathering for the holidays.
The Kansas City Public Library has taken another step toward normal operations, reopening many of the study and meeting rooms across its system. Beginning Monday, November 15, 2021, patrons can reserve spaces for individual and group study, for small conferences or committee gatherings, for business meetings, community speaking events, and similar activities.
Looking for information about getting your COVID-19 vaccination or booster shot? The Library has collected a number of resources to help you connect with local providers. Check back often to find vaccination clinics or information sessions hosted by the Library.
Welcome back inside your Library! With our physical doors once again open to the community, our main priority continues to be the safety of everyone who enters our buildings to make use of our resources and services. Read more about what to expect during your visit.
The Library welcomes you back into our physical spaces Tuesday, June 1, 2021. As we reopen our doors, our main priority continues to be the safety of everyone visiting the Library and making use of our resources and services. Here are a few things to know about planning your return.
The Library is preparing to reopen our physical doors and welcome the Kansas City community back inside. Between now and June 1, we are working to make our spaces ready for you. We’re excited to see you soon, and here's what you can expect.
The Library is adding hours to current operating schedules at its Plaza and Southeast locations, expanding availability of services such as Pop In / Pick Up and computer appointments. Learn more about the schedule changes.
Both Kansas and Missouri have opened up the COVID-19 vaccine to hundreds of thousands more residents. And though more doses are flowing into the Kansas City area, demand still outstrips supply. Here’s what you need to know.
The Library's Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave., will restore key services on Thursday, February 11, 2021. The location was temporarily closed on January 8 after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The building has been sanitized, and the Library has conducted contact tracing.
The Library's Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave., will remain closed until further notice after learning a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. That staff member last worked Tuesday, February 2, 2021. While exposure risks are minimized by the Library’s health and safety protocols, including mask and social distancing requirements, all visitors to the location during that time period are being contacted.
The Library's Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. will will restore key services on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. The location was temporarily closed on January 8 after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The building has been sanitized, and the Library has conducted contact tracing.