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Kansas City Public Library

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Did you know the library does e-books? You do now.

If you use a kindle, you need to get the free e-books from the library. You simply download their... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kansas City, Missouri
Check out the exterior

We didn't go in the library but just drove by to see the giant books on the exterior of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you use a kindle, you need to get the free e-books from the library. You simply download their app and then you can check out books, be waitlisted for books, etc. FREE!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't go in the library but just drove by to see the giant books on the exterior of the building. The walls are painted like books with popular literary titles.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank shnpan
Reviewed November 6, 2018

The Kansas City Public Library System is par excellence! We especially love the books on CD and the new arrivals that appear on the New York Times Best Seller List. Bravo for than computers that individuals can use - and the helpful folks who staff...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank akparran
Reviewed November 1, 2018

We had a group of 20 to tour the library. They split us into 2 groups of 10 to give a more personalized tour. The architecture is wonderful and the layout is great. It must have been spectacular when it was a bank. Our tour...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank skipsaundra
Reviewed October 28, 2018

I recently attended a lecture here. The building is really historical but with all the mod cons. I didn't have much time to look around due to the lecture, but I'll definitely be going back to explore.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stefanie C
Reviewed October 27, 2018

This place is Great place for resources. Up-to-date researches; helpful people to assist as needed. Easily assesible. On the busline and parking available.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

On a rainy day we brought our 6 year old granddaughter in for a respite during a busy day of touring. She loved the children's area and we spent an hour or so reading to each other. Also love the books on the parking garage!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Swl781
Reviewed October 2, 2018

There are a ton of library's in KC so make sure you google the address...by the time I got there ...they were closed...super bummed to not see all the fun inside. I also heard they have a lot of great speakers . I should have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pammy B
Reviewed August 28, 2018

When you turn an old bankbuilding into a library, what do you do with the 10 tonne vault? Answer, you just leave it there and turn the safe into a movie theater. There is even a video library at this (downstairs) section of the library....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank delfia-hollandia
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The building itself is amazing. There is always an exhibit of one kind or another. In the basement you can go in the vault-this is an old bank building. They don’t make them like this anymore. Be sure to go non the roof where you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.