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Kansas City Public Library

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14 W 10th St, Kansas City, MO 64105-1702
+1 816-701-3400
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Very unique architecture

Place has a really cool design. It used to be the city bank, so it still have the original... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Danny A
Beautiful Library

We found this gem while doing the free trans that run from Union station to Crown center. Easy to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
frodosfriend43
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Kansas City, Missouri
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14 W 10th St, Kansas City, MO 64105-1702
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"national bank"
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"lecture series"
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"marble columns"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Place has a really cool design. It used to be the city bank, so it still have the original architecture. But the new designs with the giant books built off the parking garage is awesome

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this gem while doing the free trans that run from Union station to Crown center. Easy to get a library card and some wonderful art to look at, things to do and plenty to check out. Check the real size chess set on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The library is really nice inside and has great conference rooms available to accommodate most meeting sizes. There are el elevators that are conveniently located inside the building but the parking is not free. The parking garage is not located in the building and you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The library is in a former bank and a very impressive space. The library has used the entire building. The fifth floor has a patio space with a huge chess set. They bring in a great variety of exhibits and events. When we were visiting...More

Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This building was originally built as a bank-The First National Bank of Kansas City. When it was renovated, they kept as much of the original columns, marble flooring and fixtures as reasonably possible. Having worked in this building for a number of years, I really...More

Thank LaJuania D
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Not just a library, but a museum, an art gallery, a cafe and all around place of loveliness. Make sure you go up to the rooftop, and down to the basement. And wander through the children's library. It is really all the reasons why I...More

1  Thank Kelley T
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

If you are interested in libraries or historical building, easy to visit, remember that this a working library so treat it like one.

Thank Steven A
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

This library (including the parking garage facade) is one of the most interesting libraries I have ever been to. It is worth seeing!

Thank cmgarland
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

Another beautiful restoration job in downtown KC. The books fronting the parking structure are great, but the inside of this library is beautiful. With many fixtures taken from and old bank, the vault as a movie room, the counters for computers and books, this is...More

Thank michelle y
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Reviewed May 25, 2018

Most of the history books I want the library only carry a few. Still the case in 2018. Many books are ONLY in Central library where you have to pay to park. Should have more copies and out in other branch libraries. If you want...More

1  Thank Bill B
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Response from Catherine L | Reviewed this property |
We were there looking into their genealogical archives and could've spent a few more hours in that section. I would've liked to have had more time overall, but it was our last stop before the airport.
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