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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
10:00 - 17:00
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Thu - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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An outstanding library facility

This library system offers so much of great value to the Kansas City area. The lecture series offered free of charge every month is superlative and the book collection is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mary Ann M
Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This library system offers so much of great value to the Kansas City area. The lecture series offered free of charge every month is superlative and the book collection is wonderful with a fine staff to assist you at all times.

Thank Mary Ann M
Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great library, the kids section is much better than that of the plaza location. The outside of the parking lot is world renowned because of the book art .

Thank JorgeKC
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Had a wonderful day trip with the kids. Don't miss seeing the books painted on the parking garage. Make sure you go to the rooftop terrace. What a view. And the vault in the basement is the place to see a movie! Don't forget all the books you could ever want to read!

Thank Tami B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

One of the most beautiful libraries I've ever seen. The parking garage painted with all the books is also really neat and a must see if you're in the area.

Thank Joni E
Raytown, Missouri
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6 reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017

My kids like their section. I have been here for a puppet show with them and a dad's group outing that included a movie. The cafe is good and I like looking through the stack of books for sale. Staff is very helpful.

Thank wpo2015
Toronto, Canada
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208 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

KC has a few great old libraries. Built on karge scale with ore ekectronic reader comfort in mind. Even if you just like old historic significant well aintained buildings and dint read books peek in for a nice eyeful of historic knowledge transfer!!

Thank Travel333333A
Madison, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This historic beauty is a must visit if in the city. As historical beauties go - this one is sure not to disappoint! What a library!

Thank holeinone44
Sherwood Park, Canada
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The best part of this visit was looking at the giant classic books that decorate the facade of the parking garage. Great photo ops. Be sure to check out the book benches at the transit centre across the street too.

Thank Christine V
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

We went in and found the walking guide to the Plaza there. No thanks to the youngster at the desk. I asked anything we should see. She said no. That was the visit. So thankful I located the walking guide.

Thank RMgigi
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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing programs😂Very exciting authors brought in every month!! Crosby Kemper a wonderful interviewer . The downtown library beautiful. Also, kind to the homeless😃

Thank Leslie A

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