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A New Library Experience is Coming!

The second phase of MCPL’s Capital Plan construction has been announced! Find out what branches are involved. Also, the Weston Branch will reopen on Thursday, September 20, and the Platte City Branch will be temporarily closed beginning the same day.

Veterans Salute

Join us at the Midwest Genealogy Center on Saturday, September 22, 2018, for the Library's annual tribute to the service and sacrifice of our community’s veterans.

If you have never heard the term “intellectual property,” you…
From September 15 through October 15, the U.S. celebrates…

Need Help Finding Something on Our Website?

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Explore the financial aid options available to pay for college including sought-after "free money" from scholarships and grants with us.

Veterans Salute

Join us at the Midwest Genealogy Center on Saturday, September 22, for Mid-Continent Public Library’s annual Veterans Salute. 

Library Card Sign-Up Month

Everyone who opens a new Access Pass account in September will receive a free 5-day YMCA Discovery Pass! Take a selfie with your Access Pass and share on Facebook, and you could see yourself on a local billboard!

Upcoming Events
Red Bridge
Tue, Sep 18, 2018 - 1:00pm
Colbern Road
Tue, Sep 18, 2018 - 1:00pm
Tue, Sep 18, 2018 - 2:00pm
South Independence
Tue, Sep 18, 2018 - 2:00pm

Safari Technical Books

Access thousands of technology books to read online.

The Story Center Speaker Series

Join New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger on September 24 for a discussion of his latest book, Desolation Mountain.

Show Your Library Some Love

No matter what the occasion, a membership makes a great gift for yourself or a book lover in your life.