The Central Library serves as the main resource library for the system.
It houses the major library departments, including: Customer Service, Central Reference, Special Collections, Youth Services, Document Delivery, Collection Maintenance, Library Outreach, and all of the Administrative departments.
Featured Activity at This Branch
At this location
Click through for department hours and more information:
- Central Youth Services
- Missouri Valley Room and Special Collections
- H&R Block Business & Career Center
- Central Audio / Visual Desk
- OneNorth Technology Center
- Library Coffee Shop
- Current Exhibits
Services & Equipment
- Computers: 48 for adults
- Wi-Fi: All locations have free wireless Internet access
- Wireless Printing
- One-on-one tech assistance; request an appointment here
- Video Conferencing Room
- Five Study Rooms
- Six Meeting Rooms
- Four Special Event Spaces
- Accessible Entrance on 10th Street, east of the main entrance
- Field trips and tours
The Central Library parking garage is located directly west of the Central Library building on the northwest corner of 10th & Baltimore. The Community Bookshelf is a striking feature of the south wall of the Central Library's parking garage. It is open 7 days a week.
Please note: The Central Library parking garage has a maximum 8' (eight foot) clearance.
Learn more about Central Library's parking system »
Cost to Park
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Tour the Historic Central Library
Experience a guided, beyond-the-bookshelves tour of the Central Library's unique spaces and rich history. Tours take place the second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. – noon. Space is limited and reservations are required. Contact Teresa Bolton, Central Library Manager, by email or at 816.701.3747.
Learn more about the Central Library's unique archictecture »