Lucile H. Bluford Branch

Bluford building


Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Fax, scan and photo copy services are available without a reservation and are free.

Masks must be worn by anyone visiting our library locations


The Bluford Branch Library is located in Kansas City's east side. Along with its strong collections in African American literature it is the first library in the Kansas City Public Library system to host a Health & Wellness Center.

Among the amenities in the Center are specialized collections featuring extensive materials on topics ranging from teen pregnancy to diabetes and a machine to measure blood pressure.

The well trained staff of the Bluford Branch are ready to help with technology questions and making community connections.

Bluford Resource Pamphlet

Upcoming Events

Tue, October 20, 3:30 pm
Wed, October 21, 3:30 pm
Thu, October 22, 3:30 pm

Book Groups

No current book groups at this location.


Front Porch Cafe

Tuesdays 10 am - 12 pm

Family Storytime

Tuesdays 11-11:30 am

At this branch

  • Computers: 24 for adults, 8 for teens & 6 for kids
  • Free Wi-Fi access at all branches.

Health & Wellness Center

The Health and Wellness Center is a well-used enhancement to the beautifully renovated Bluford Branch and was created in partnership with Truman Medical Centers and the Health Sciences Institute of Metropolitan Community Colleges – Penn Valley. It provides access to health, nutrition, and wellness information through collections of educational materials, online information, and regular programming.

Village Post Office

Limited postal services are available:

  • Purchase Forever Stamps
  • Obtain Priority Mail Flat Rate envelopes and boxes
  • Mail pre-stamped envelopes or packages
  • Enjoy extended P.O. Box hours

About Lucile H. Bluford

The Lucile H. Bluford Branch of The Kansas City Public Library stands as a tribute to one of the city’s most accomplished and beloved individuals. From her early days as a student at Lincoln High School and the University of Kansas to her long and distinguished career at The Kansas City Call, Miss Bluford used her journalistic talents to champion civil rights and strengthen the African-American community. Read More...