Kansas City Public Library's Response to COVID-19

KC Library's response to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve, the Library is weighing a careful return to serving you and our community in a wider capacity.

Our physical locations are beginning to stir to life with limited pickups of holds, and our goal is to gradually reintroduce other vital services as state and local health guidelines, including Kansas City’s reopening plans, allow. Be assured that the health and safety of patrons and staff remain our top priority.

That means moving slowly and cautiously. As they return, please understand that many of our operations and services may initially be limited or take on new and different forms. We’ll continue posting updates on this page.

Thank you for your patience.

In the meantime, please continue to enjoy the Library’s broad array of digital services and lineup of online activities. If you have questions or need assistance, reach out to us via email, live chat, or phone.

Masks are required to enter the library

The City of Kansas City, Missouri requires visitors to wear a face covering or mask while indoors in public buildings.
Learn more.

STATUS of Library Services

As of September 3, 2020

Available Services

In-Library Services

Note: Masks are required to enter the library

Online Services

Currently Unavailable

  • Full access to Library buildings
  • Browsing physical collections
  • Meeting rooms
  • In-person activities and public programs
  • Most Outreach services
Online Events
Digital Services
COVID-19 Community Resources