Main Library


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


Welcome to KCKPL's Main Library!


  • Current Open Branch Hours & Curbside Service Hours:
  •  Monday-Thursday    9AM - 7PM
  •   Friday-Saturday    9AM - 5PM
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 ksroom@kckpl.org or write to: Kansas Collection Librarian, KCK Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave, Kansas City, KS 66101.

Main Library Feasibility Study 2020

This Planning Study was undertaken by Garcia Architecture, LLC in November 4, 2019 on behalf of Kansas City Kansas Public Library (KCKPL) for the Main Library facility located at 625 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. The results of the study were presented on October 5, 2020.

The purpose of this study is to assess this existing library facility and evaluate the viability of both a renovation with a building addition project or construction of a larger and a more updated central library facility in the same or nearby location. Initial efforts of this study consisted of meetings with library staff to gather relevant data and discuss the library’s current and future needs. Meetings were then conducted with patrons, business leaders and community stakeholders to solicit input on library usage and desires for this facility. The design team also toured the facility and performed technical assessments to document existing conditions and current space usage.

  

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Branch Manager - Laura Loveless

Laura Loveless
Laura Loveless oversees KCKPL's Main Library.

Contact her directly at llove@kckpl.org.