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North Oak Branch

North Oak Branch - rendering

Closing date: November 28, 2021

Reopening date: 2023

The North Oak Branch will close at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, November 28, for construction of a new building. 
The Antioch Branch will be the location for North Oak customers to pick up materials on hold and to access other Library services. 

Holds and Returns


Before 5:00 p.m. on November 28, customers are asked to pick up any items they have been notified are available at the North Oak Branch. Any holds not picked up before close of business on November 28 will be transferred to:

Antioch Branch
6060 N. Chestnut Ave.
Gladstone, MO 64119

After November 28, Library materials that become available and were scheduled to be picked up at the North Oak Branch will be transferred to the Antioch Branch. 

You may use any MCPL branch that is open for services. If you would like your holds transferred to another branch during the renovation, please call any location and ask a staff member for assistance. 

Other branches that may be convenient for you:

Boardwalk Branch
8656 N. Ambassador Drive
Kansas City, MO 64154

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


The branch book drop will not be available for use while the branch is closed. Materials can be returned to the Antioch Branch or any open MCPL location.

Storytimes, Book Groups and Programming

Customers are welcome to attend in-person events including Storytimes, book groups and other programs taking place at other MCPL locations. Virtual events are available on the MCPL360 Facebook page. 

Check Library’s event calendar for updated program information. 

Your New Library Experience Is Coming!

The North Oak Branch will be replaced with a new 17,000-square-foot facility at its current location that will include:

  • Community Room with state-of-the-art AV (capacity 100)
  • Two meeting rooms  
  • Children’s area
  • Teen space
  • Reading stairs
  • New public computers, printer, and upgraded Wi-Fi

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

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