The Kansas City Public Library is a public system headquartered in the Central Library in Kansas City, Missouri.Make Kansas City Public Library part of your personalized Kansas City itinerary using our Kansas City road trip site.
The system operates its Central Library and neighborhood branches located in Kansas City, Independence, and Sugar Creek. Founded on December 5, 1873, it is the oldest and third largest public library system in the metropolitan Kansas City area.
Its special collections, housed in the Central Library's Missouri Valley Room, has a collection of Kansas City local history, including original and published materials, news articles, post cards, photographs, maps, and city directories dating from the community's earliest history. The Library's Ramos Collection includes books, pamphlets, journal articles and other materials relating to African-American history and culture.
Kansas City Public Library Reviews
This very unique Library was once a bank. The parking garage is designed to look like a giant shelf of books. Even the steps look like books. Inside the Library is beautiful, upstairs is an... more »
Kansas City can be proud of this wonderful library. It could use more seating on the first floor, but otherwise, we have no complaints. more »
Cool- old library. The parking garage boasts the worlds largest books on the outside. There were several homeless inside the main library but that’s to be expected in downtown KC. Great experience overall with a neat childrens area.
Having lost our Juul under the magnetic stairs, the staff of KC public library was very understanding. After 10 minutes of trying, a lovely librarian brought us a broom, thus freeing the Juul from the stairs malicious metal clutches. 5 start experience for sure
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