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Browse New & Forthcoming Books

Browse New & Forthcoming Books

Browse the Shelves Online

Browse the Shelves Online

Browse the shelves at your local branch online to see items that are available to put on hold today!

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No matter the age range, or specific needs, we’re here to help you find Your Next Read.

Join a Book Group

Join a Book Group

Connect with other readers at a branch near you, or find out what books are available for your community book group.

Based on the Book

Based on the Book

Discover the inspiration for your favorite movies and TV shows!

Juvenile Series & Sequels

Juvenile Series & Sequels

Find thousands of books in juvenile and YA series.

InterLibrary Loan

InterLibrary Loan

Use our InterLibrary Loan service, WorldCat, to access materials owned by libraries outside of MCPL.

Find Your Next Read

Find Your Next Read

Get librarian-approved suggestions in each of the genres listed below.

Fantasy
Fiction
Graphic Novels

Historical
Horror
Inspirational
Mystery
Nonfiction
Romance
Sci-Fi
Thriller

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eBooks

eBooks

Read digital books on your phone, tablet, or computer.

eMagazines and eNews

eMagazines and eNews

Read digital magazines and newspapers.

Find Award-Winning Books

Find Award-Winning Books

Get Reading Suggestions

Get Reading Suggestions

MCPL offers suggestions through two options - email newsletters by subject and searches for titles similar to books you like.

Read Local Authors

Read Local Authors

Submit your work to our READLocal collection during the month of June! Find a curated list of books written by authors who live in the Kansas City area.

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