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All of our locations are in compliance with ADA standards.
Ask A Librarian
Our librarians have the answer to your questions on all variety of topics.
Customers with hearing and speech impairments can access type-to-text communications devices at any of the 31 MCPL locations.
If you do not have time to come inside, you can just drop your books in the book drop outside.
Book Group Service
Check out books for your community book group to enjoy.
Career Online High School
Enroll in a fully-accredited, online high school program to earn your diploma as well as a career certificate.
Rooms are available for public use at multiple MCPL locations.
Get complete access to rating information from the Consumer Reports Magazine, Buying Guides, and more.
Print in black and white or color as well as scan images to a USB drive.
Daycare and School Visits
Bring your school to visit the Library or have the Library come to you!
Four MCPL locations have a drive-up window for you to return items and pick up holds.
Early Literacy Station
Our early literacy computers let kids explore technology in a safe environment with literacy-building games.
Espresso Book Machine
The Espresso Book Machine is a state-of-the-art device that prints, binds, and trims a paperback book in minutes.
You can send faxes from the Library, but not receive them.
Check out a fishing pole from your local Library!
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.
Enjoy a drink or snack during your visit to the Library.
You can request materials from other libraries throughout the U.S. for free.
Kansas City Star Electronic Image Edition
The image edition provides an exact replica of the print version of the Kansas City Star newspaper on a daily basis.
Qualifying homebound customers can get library materials delivered to them free of charge.
Each Library-To-Go is an automated system to pick up holds, return materials, and check out DVDs and music CDs.
MCPL Museum Pass
This program will provide complimentary admission to select Independence attractions and museums through the end of 2019.
Mobile Device and Remote Printing
Print items from your mobile device or home computer at select MCPL locations.
Learn it your way. Our digital branch allows you to learn through instructor-led courses and video tutorials.
Each Library branch has computers for public use.
Certain MCPL branches offer a limited number of laptops for customer use inside the Library.
Publish Your Book
You can publish your book through the Woodneath Press.
Read and Feed
MCPL is partnering with Harvesters to provide free meals to kids 18 and under throughout the school year.
Teachers can submit requests to library staff for collections of items for use in the classroom.
Test Proctoring Services
MCPL provides a test proctoring service for students to help them pursue their educational goals.
MCPL customers can access free one-on-one online tutoring services.
All MCPL branches are voter registration sites.
Wellness Rooms provide customers a private room to use for short-term personal needs including nursing.
Access free wireless internet at all MCPL locations.
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