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Kansas City Public Library

14 W 10th St, Kansas City, MO 64105-1702
+1 816-701-3400
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A beautiful library

An educative, informative library with a vast well sorted collection of books. There was a floating... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
An outstanding library facility

This library system offers so much of great value to the Kansas City area. The lecture series... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Mary Ann M
Kansas City, Missouri
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14 W 10th St, Kansas City, MO 64105-1702
+1 816-701-3400
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An educative, informative library with a vast well sorted collection of books. There was a floating staircase that appeared to be unsupported. There was a museum inside the library which had ancient photography and movie tools. There was a photospot about thre minutes walk away...More

Thank enjeekay
Reviewed 13 April 2017

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
Reviewed 26 March 2017 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
Reviewed 23 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...More

Thank Tami B
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
Reviewed 21 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
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
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
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
Reviewed 27 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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Karen B
How long would you allow to fully look and experience the library? I am working to budget the time we will be in KC and this info will help me. Thank you!!!!!
29 June 2015|
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Response from Catherine L | Reviewed this property |
We were there looking into their genealogical archives and could've spent a few more hours in that section. I would've liked to have had more time overall, but it was our last stop before the airport.