Main Library

625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS 66101 | 913.295.8250

Special Notices:
All library locations will be closed November 25-27 for Thanksgiving. We'll resume our curbside service on November 30.
In response to COVID-19, access inside of all libraries will be closed until further notice.
Curbside hold pickup & bookdrops are available during limited hours at all branch locations.

Welcome to KCKPL's Main Library!

Branch Hours:
Mondays-Thursdays: 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Fridays-Saturdays: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sundays: 1-5 p.m.
Main Library
The library is located on the south side of Minnesota Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets, next to the Huron Cemetery in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. Off street parking is available behind the library off of Ann Avenue. Click here for directions!

At this Branch

The following services and equipment are available at the Main Library. Click on the headers for additional information.
This facility includes handicap parking. Automatic door openers are in place to help with access into the Main Library. The building comes equipped with an elevator for access to the second floor. The second floor includes restrooms. The first floor includes adult fiction, non-fiction, reference and a computer lab. The second floor includes a children's section and movie and music materials section. A handicap restroom also is available.
There is off street parking available around the Library -- specifically along Seventh Street. The Library includes a parking lot, which can be accessed behind the library off of Ann Avenue.
The Main Library has 27 computers available to adult patrons, eight (8) for young adults and 14 for kids. Nine (9) laptops also are available to adults for checkout and four (4) laptops are available in the children's area for parents with children.

Additionally, the Library has a black & white printer and a color printer available to patrons along with two photocopiers. Black & white prints and photocopies can be made for 10 cents a page. Color prints can be made for 50 cents a page.
Community members and groups can use the Main Library's meeting spaces and study rooms. Please click here for details on meeting rooms available. To make a room reservation at the Main Library, call 913.295.8250 and press 1. Study room reservations can be made at the Library. Click here to see additional details tied to study rooms and meeting spaces.
The following equipment is available to patrons at this location.
  • Computers (27 for adults, 8 for young adults and 14 for children)
  • Laptops (9 for adults and 4 four children)
  • Catalog-only computers (6)
  • Self-checkout machines (6)
  • Audio-Visual viewing machines (5)
  • Microfilm readers (4)
  • Printer (one color, one black & white) and photocopiers (2)
  • Outdoor drive up materials return

The Main Library proudly houses the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library's Kansas Collection. The Kansas Collection primarily focuses on Kansas City, Kansas, Wyandotte County and the State of Kansas.

The collection includes books about Kansas and by Kansas authors along with clipping files on local topics of interest, materials relating to local schools and historic maps.

Archival material in the Kansas Room, including the Connelley Collection, is available only by appointment. We recommend contacting the Kansas Collection librarian ahead of time to schedule an appointment. This can be done by calling 913-295-8250 ext. 1016, email or write to: Kansas Collection Librarian, KCK Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave, Kansas City, KS 66101.

Upcoming Events

Click here to see events and programs happening at the Main Library this month.

Branch Manager Laura Loveless

Laura Loveless
Laura Loveless oversees KCKPL's Main Library. People can email her directly at