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The Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City

Categories: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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4.4/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
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  • Amazing programsVery exciting authors brought in every month!! Crosby Kemper a wonderful interviewer . The downtown library beautiful. Also, kind to the homeless 
  • 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...  read more »
  • 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...  read more »
  • What a beautiful Library! It is so unique with the Books parking structure (which I originally though wasss the library), and their rooftop area. I was surprised we could go to the top floor to see it!
  • A friendly staff with a beautiful peaceful atmosphere... even if you don't want to check out a book, come in just to check this place out. I love libraries and this is easily in my top 5 nationally. Pro Tip: Go to the rooftop terrace.
  • Beautiful, historic building. The security staff so nice and so welcoming. The Library staff, a few nice, but most are rude and could care less about being cordial. The biggest issue that this library needs to overcome is the influx of homeless who line up outside the doors each day after they are booted out of the City Mission. They take over all the computers and pretty much the entire third floor commons/reading area as well as any electrical outlets to charge their cell phones. Every table, computer and bathroom stall is occupied almost consistently throughout the day. Last week I walked into the men's room to find a man in his underwear and only his underwear washing himself at the sink. Very hard to find a quiet place to read, work, research, whatever. This is not a safe place for a young single woman or your children to be without someone looking out for them.
  • Great kids section! Love that they have a coffeeshop downstairs too.
  • Great downtown location, huge selection of info & books. The cafe located inside near the entrance is always a great place to grab a quick bite, they offer fresh cookies & other cafe items. The building itself is a Kansas City landmark & the vault room on the lower level is a great experience for children. The top floor holds the Missouri Valley Room where everything about Missouri & KC can be found dating back to the early 1800's
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