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Kansas City Public Library

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Address: 14 W 10th St, Kansas City, MO 64105-1702
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+1 816-701-3400
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Art Display

While walking by, saw a poster about a hub cap art display indie the library and decided to visit. The art was very unique and well displayed in a spacious well lit area. While... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2016
Camille G
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24 reviews
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Reviewed October 2, 2016

While walking by, saw a poster about a hub cap art display indie the library and decided to visit. The art was very unique and well displayed in a spacious well lit area. While we did not look for any book, saw there was a nice computer area to access the internet. Outside of this library is unique with oversized... More 

1 Thank Camille G
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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Reviewed September 20, 2016

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.

Thank prowlin
Kansas City, MO USA
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3 reviews
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Reviewed September 18, 2016

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 

Thank bomer
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 14, 2016 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 

1 Thank B A
Columbus, Ohio
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112 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2016

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

Thank PLM2534
Ormond Beach, Florida
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229 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2016

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 

Thank Two2FortheRoad
Fort Bragg, California
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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2016

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

Thank LKJames
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 24, 2016 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.

Thank B A
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 :)

Thank James J
Eastchester, New York
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35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

Thank Jordon H

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