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Kansas City Public Library

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Address: 14 W 10th St, Kansas City, MO 64105-1702
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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Impressive Giant Display

I only saw the giant books adorming the walls of the library, so I cannot comment on the insdei of the library itself. However, it is worth passing by this display as it is quite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
prowlin
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I only saw the giant books adorming the walls of the library, so I cannot comment on the insdei of the library itself. However, it is worth passing by this display as it is quite unusual and dominates the road. The lovely trees were fourishing and so blocked some of the view in the photos.

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Kansas City, MO USA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pathetic excuse for a library. I requested a book almost a month ago. Apparently they did not have it, but said they could get it from another library. After a few weeks, I send an email asking the status of my request. They did not bother to respond. Today when I tried to login to see if there was an... More 

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Thank bomer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an absolutely amazing and beautiful library. The architecture is wonderful. It's a place you want to go and stay a while. The children's area was so nice I had to peel my granddaughter away. They also have a little cafe. We also enjoyed the parking structure next door that looks like a book shelf. Just a great stop... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice library in an old bank. Lots of history around the building and of course tons to read. Very friendly staff and security guard. Great way to spend a few hours

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, just Wow! If you love books and libraries, or just love old buildings, you will love touring this library. The main hall is three stories tall with massive pictures, and there is often free entertainment...musicians or dancers...there. The children's area is magical. Check the visitor's photos because mere words cannot do it justice. There is a small bistro for... More 

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Fort Bragg, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant staff, very helpful. I had questions about the old library, and the information desk had all the answers!

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Thank LKJames
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an absolute beautiful building. Very nice design and great reading areas for adults and children. It also has a nice cafe. Very welcoming and you want to stay a while.

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Thank B A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite buildings in downtown KC. The architecture is beautiful! Try to get to the roof and check out the view. And of course, the giant books on the parking garage are super awesome :)

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Thank James J
Eastchester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

I spent a few hours at the library before my flight home to kill time with a little reading and it is a beautiful library and very relaxing. Check it out. Parking is a pain (and expensive) but other than that, it's a perfect way to spend a day.

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High Ridge, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Be sure and see the murals on the parking garage next door. There's a rooftop terrace with a large chessboard, a café on the first floor and they host art exhibits...I saw an exhibit of hubcap art...loved it! Lots of history here in the old first national bank building. ..don't forget to go i was the basement and see the... More 

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