COVID-19 Information

COVID-19/Coronvavirus Information

Updated as of May 27, 2020

Kansas City, Kansas Public Library is actively monitoring the spread of COVID-19 or coronavirus within our area. Please refer to this page for any updates to library programs and services as well as to find helpful information from trusted resources about this virus. Updates will also be posted to the library's social media pages.
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Library Service Changes

Library Service Changes

  • In response to COVID-19, all KCKPL locations are closed until further notice.
  • Starting June 1st during limited hours, we are offering curbside hold pickup. Click here to find out how curbside hold pickup will work and during what limited hours you will be able to pickup your holds.
  • Starting June 1st our bookdrops will be open for returns during the weekdays, Monday through Friday. To prevent backlog of returns, the bookdrops will be closed again during the weekends from Friday evening at 5:01PM till Monday morning at 8:59AM. Click here for more information on bookdrop hours. All returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours before they are again made available for checkout.
  • Currently checked out items will not incur any fines, and we will continue to renew them in case you are still unable to make it to a bookdrop location.
  • All current checkout due dates will be extended. Our digital movies, music, and ebooks can be accessed at any time on our eCommunity at
Library Response

Library Director Response

Posted May 27, 2020

Dear Community,

Our libraries may be closed temporarily, but we are hard at work to serve you in innovative ways. Staff has adapted in-person programs for online delivery, including daily story times on our Facebook page. We are sharing information and resources; we continue to connect with you by chat, phone, and email; and we plan to share how-to-programs. We have boosted our wireless internet for use outside the Main, West Wyandotte, and South Branch Library buildings, because we know many of our people rely on us for internet access. We ask that you please practice social distancing when you utilize this service outside of the library.

We plan a phased opening under CDC and Wyandotte Health Department guidance starting next Monday, June 1st. from 9 am to 5 pm. We will offer curbside pickups for holds and you may return items to our book drops only on those days and times. Your checked out items will not incur any fines, and we continue to renew them so you do not have to worry until we are fully open. Please continue to use our eCommunity library at We have added more digital materials for your benefit which give you 24/7 access to ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, and much more. We are just an email, tweet, or phone call away if you need us. Please be safe and healthy. Thank you for your patience.

Carol Levers
Director of Libraries

eCommunity Digital Resources

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Trused Resources

Trusted Resources about Coronavirus and for help during this time