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ADA Accessibility

All of our locations are in compliance with ADA standards.
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Ask A Librarian

Our librarians have the answer to your questions on all variety of topics.
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Assistive Technology

Customers with hearing and speech impairments can access type-to-text communications devices at any of the 31 MCPL locations.
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Book Drop

If you do not have time to come inside, you can just drop your books in the book drop outside.
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Book Group Service

Check out books for your community book group to enjoy.
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Career Online High School

Enroll in a fully-accredited, online high school program to earn your diploma as well as a career certificate.
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Community Rooms

Rooms are available for public use at multiple MCPL locations.
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Copy Machine

Print in black and white or color as well as scan images to a USB drive.
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Daycare and School Visits

Bring your school to visit the Library or have the Library come to you!
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Drive-Up Windows

Four MCPL locations have a drive-up window for you to return items and pick up holds.
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Early Literacy Station

Our early literacy computers let kids explore technology in a safe environment with literacy-building games.
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Fax Machine

You can send faxes from the Library, but not receive them.
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Fishing Poles

Check out a fishing pole from your local Library!
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Google Fiber

Six MCPL branches have Google Fiber Internet at their locations. This includes the following branches: Antioch, Blue Ridge, North Oak, Red Bridge, Raytown, and the Woodneath Library Center.
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In-Branch Dining

Enjoy a drink or snack during your visit to the Library.
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Interlibrary Loan

You can request materials from other libraries throughout the U.S. for free.
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Library By Mail


Qualifying homebound customers can get library materials delivered to them free of charge.
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Each Library-To-Go is an automated system to pick up holds, return materials, and check out DVDs and music CDs.
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MCPL Museum Pass

This program will provide complimentary admission to select Independence attractions and museums through the end of 2019.
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Mobile Device and Remote Printing

Print items from your mobile device or home computer at select MCPL locations.
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Public Computers

Each Library branch has computers for public use.
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Public Laptops

Certain MCPL branches offer a limited number of laptops for customer use inside the Library.
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Read and Feed - Free meals for anyone 18 and under!

Read and Feed

MCPL is partnering with Harvesters to provide free meals to kids 18 and under throughout the school year.
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Teacher Assistance

Teachers can submit requests to library staff for collections of items for use in the classroom.
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Test Proctoring Services

MCPL provides a test proctoring service for students to help them pursue their educational goals.
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Voter Registration

All MCPL branches are voter registration sites.
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Wellness Room

Wellness Rooms provide customers a private room to use for short-term personal needs including nursing.
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Access free wireless internet at all MCPL locations.
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