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Kansas City Public Library

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Address: 14 West 10th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone Number: 816.701.3400
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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BIG Library with many out reach Libraries called Mid-Continent, they are all around town and in all of the suburbs, if they don't have the book, they will get it. located North... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

BIG Library with many out reach Libraries called Mid-Continent, they are all around town and in all of the suburbs, if they don't have the book, they will get it. located North of I-670 around the 11th street area

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Marion, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We visited the downtown central library in Kansas City on a two week vacation trip, looping up to Omaha for the zoo, and on to Chicago for a convention. The teen girls we travel with (grand-kids) are library fans (and critics) and I had read about the KC library as being special, so we blocked out a morning to stop... More 

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Misouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I could visit here every time I come to KC - I do wish I lived here as the Library staff puts together terrific speakers, great book discussions, wonderful exhibits - man oh man and the downtown library has the terrific coffee bar guaranteed to delight your taste buds

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Kearney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

If I lived in the City, I would visit the library and take part in their activities. Wonderful place. Reminds me of the library that I visited every Saturday when I was a child. They have snacks and drinks.

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I've been to the libraries for programs and presentations and always enjoyed them. Parking can be tricky at the downtown facility.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The building's architecture is beautiful! We wondered around the entire library--lots of great stuff to view. It isn't just a library--it's an experience!

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Visited today, the library is breathtaking. Marble everywhere, and 5 floors of books and art. The children's section contains a play area. The roof top has a giant chess board. But the thing you must see is the vault which contains a movie theater. Cool library and the parking structure is painted to look like a bookshelf.

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Leawood, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Have listened to several speakers at the Truman Forum; incredible facilities. C-SPAN even records some of the events here. If you get the chance, check out their calendar of speakers and give it a go. Oh, I think they have books here too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

You cant miss this library with its over-sized books decocrating the adjacent garage to this formidable building. Inside, we visited the genealogical archives and were helped by staff to locate directories. They have microfilm and digital films available for those trying to find ancestors. The library itself is really attractive and impressive, conveying a really appreciation for books. I was... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Really a nice setting for the downtowners ... all are welcome and I like that.I live in the 'burbs so have a Mid Continent card but also have a KC Library card for access to their collections, streaming music, and use of their internet for times I'm downtown in need of a place to hang for an hour or so.

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Additional Information about Kansas City Public Library

Address: 14 West 10th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone Number: 816.701.3400
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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