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North Independence Branch


Closing Date: October 7, 2019

Reopening Dates: October 29, 2019

Holds and Returns


Before October 7, 2019, North Independence Branch customers are asked to check out any items they have been notified are available at the North Independence Branch for pickup. Any holds not picked up before close of business on October 6, 2019, will be transferred to:

South Independence Branch
13700 E. 35th Street South
Independence, Mo. 816.461.2050
Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 9-9, Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 1-5

After October 7, Library materials that become available and were scheduled to be picked up at the North Independence Branch will also be transferred and available at the South Independence Branch. If you would like your holds transferred to another branch during this renovation, including the Farview Neighborhood Library (18109 E. 12th Street N., Independence, Mo.), please call or visit any MCPL branch and ask a staff member for assistance in redirecting your holds to your desired location. 


The North Independence Branch book drop will not be available for use while the branch is closed. Materials can be returned to the South Independence Branch book drop, to the Farview Neighborhood Library during its business hours (Tues. – Sat. 10-6), or any MCPL location not closed for construction.

Your New Library Experience Is Here!

The renovation of this branch is part of the second phase of Mid-Continent Public Library’s Capital Improvement Plan. The Capital Plan is made possible by funds from Proposition L, which was passed by voters in 2016. The architects for all Capital Plan projects are SAPP Design (Springfield, Mo.) and Helix Architecture and Design, Inc. (Kansas City, Mo.), and the construction firm for all projects is JE Dunn.

Renovation Enhancements

The North Independence Branch received the following updates during the renovation:

  • New interior paint throughout the branch
  • Carpet replacement
  • New furniture additions
  • New public computers  

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