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Kansas City Public Library

Address: 14 West 10th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone Number: 816.701.3400
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Ranked #24 of 174 things to do in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
Hours:
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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English first
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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chicago
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Dunsmuir, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

It is simply the most beautiful library I have ever seen. It had been a bank in past years. It was all marble columns and floors. It still had the original vault with its huge thick door, in fact they show movies inside of it. Just awesomely magnificent.

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The front of the building is amazing. Once you walk in you are surrounded by knowledge and beauty and wisdom. We saw a fantastic postcard collection that covered well over a century of Kansas City history.

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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281 reviews 281 reviews
104 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The building is a great throwback to when buildings were built to be functional and beautiful at the same time! Nestles among other buildings downtown it definitely stands out! Great place!

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Coronado, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

It's two years later when I'm writing this and I still feel the awe and glee of discovering this gem. An old bank converted to a modern library while preserving the character, reveling in the opulence and extending it with notable flair. As a book resource I can't comment but as an architectural delight I can attest to its beauty.... More 

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