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Liberty Branch


Closing: August 30, 2020

Opening: Late September 2020

The existing Liberty Branch at 1000 Kent Street, Liberty, MO will close at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 30, to prepare for the move to its new building, located at 1665 S Withers Rd. Liberty, MO. 

The new 18,500-square-foot branch contains a wide array of amenities and upgraded technology.

Holds and Returns


Customers are asked to check out any materials they have been notified are available for pick-up at the Liberty Branch via curbside service before 4:00 p.m., Sunday, August 30. Any holds not picked up before that time will be transferred to: 

Woodneath Library Center
8900 NE Flintlock Road
Kansas City, MO 64157

Monday–Thursday 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday 1–4 p.m.

If you would like your holds transferred to another branch during this period, please call or visit any MCPL branch and ask a staff member for assistance.  


Materials can be returned to any MCPL location that is not closed for construction. 

Storytimes, Book Groups, and Programming

In-person events at all branches have been moved to our MCPL360 Facebook page or other virtual options such as Zoom.

Your New Library Experience Is Here!

The new Withers Branch is slated to open by the end of September 2020. 

The design of the new facility includes: 

  • A drive-up window 
  • Community room for public programs
  • Enclosed collaboration and study rooms
  • Outdoor reading and seating area
  • Native landscaping
  • Children and Teen areas

The construction of this branch is part of MCPL’s Capital Improvement Plan. This project is made possible by funds from Proposition L. The architects are SAPP Design (Springfield, MO) and Helix Architecture + Design, Inc. (Kansas City, MO), and the construction firm for all projects is JE Dunn.

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