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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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Wished I lived near here..

If you love libraries, this is a great place to visit one. My daughter and I were a bit confused, as the big books are actually on the parking garage across the street, and we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Wingham, Canada
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Wingham, Canada
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128 reviews 128 reviews
31 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

If you love libraries, this is a great place to visit one. My daughter and I were a bit confused, as the big books are actually on the parking garage across the street, and we walked around, finally had to ask where the library was. The building is beautiful, renovations have been really well done. we went up to the... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

very nice librarians, browsing the shelves is very easy. HUGE selection of audio books. Getting a library card is fast.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Lovely inside and out. Truly a refuge. Been awhile since I've been there but there was a coffee shop in there when I was there and the parking garage exterior is fun! I'll leave that as a surprise but you won't mistake it!

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Bois D Arc, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I always visit libraries when I travel and this is one of the nice ones. My granddaughter had never been to this library so I was happy to stop in so she could see what it was like. We both love to read so it was a good choice for us.

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Dallas, Georgia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Great library and the renovation is extremely well done. The garden area on the top floor is beautiful and I saw it in the winter. Very unique space with multiple levels to explore and it is free!

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Overland Park, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

There are always great events going on here. Libraries are such an excellent resource for free entertainment.

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Gallatin, Missouri
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This library, IMHO, is the best library in KC - it's LARGE and I can't imagine it not having a title you are looking for. The online service and in person service is excellent. Self check-out actually works. Reservation system works well. And, I like the location near the Plaza because it's right by several restaurants; you can grab your... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My husband and I often register for the free author and guest speaker programs offered through the Kansas City Public Library. We try to attend at least one per month. The books discussed by their authors range from local sports to controversial historical topics. There is an audience Q & A session following the author's presentation. Often there is a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It's probably a grate library. I just wanted to say a few words about street view. This is unusual, unforgettable building. Who put those trees in front of building? Why? It doesn't make any sense.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The downtown branch is an old bank building with marble floors old check writing stands. Beautiful architecture! The 5th floor has a roof top garden and is open as long as weather permits. There is a small cafe with coffee and sandwiches on the first floor . If you like grandfather clocks there is almost a grandfather clock on every... More 

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