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Kansas City Public Library

14 W 10th St, Kansas City, MO 64105-1702
+1 816-701-3400
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Do yourself a favor and check this place out

Okay, yes, it's a library, but there is a vault downstairs and amazing children's section upstairs... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kansas City, Missouri
Inspiring surroundings

From the giant books painted on the side of the garage to the marble and wrought iron inside this... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nancy C
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14 W 10th St, Kansas City, MO 64105-1702
+1 816-701-3400
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Okay, yes, it's a library, but there is a vault downstairs and amazing children's section upstairs, impressive architecture everywhere, life size chess on the roof and of course, books. Even the parking garage is cool. Check it out!

1  Thank mousketeersara
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the giant books painted on the side of the garage to the marble and wrought iron inside this former bank building, it's exciting just to walk into this library! Thanks to the Kemper Family, this former bank building has become something of a landmark...More

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Did you know that the huge books on the outside of the parking garage are known across the globe as a "must see" for book lovers? This is a gorgeous library that offers local history and a ton of great events.

Thank Theresa R
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Wandered in by accident while walking around enjoying the architecture. Amazing re-purposing of an old building.

Thank blushu
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I really enjoyed the exhibit. This is a really unique exhibit looking at how Kansas City affected the Panhandle of Texas. It is in the beautiful Kansas City Public Library. I wouldn't have thought about there being an exhibit at the Library but it was...More

Thank S7140RN
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The library in downtown is located in a grand but earlier bank building. The library has all the facilities of a modern library with ample computers. What makes the library special are two items: One, they run a variety of interesting special programs such as...More

Thank Previa1994
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The central public library is a former bank. The interior is beautiful architecturally, with beautiful marble columns. The original bank vault is downstairs and houses an important film collection. The great think about this library is what happens there -- films screened on the roof,...More

Thank lindaavogel
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The Library is large, airy, very well organised. It is home to not just books but music and art. The Library targets all walks of life and ages with a very impressive childrens' section. Don't forget to walk across the road and view the parking...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

This is a very large, very organized and very well-kept place open to all walks of life! From the many books, music and movie information to genealogy then to historical readings and posters to a roof-top chess game -- well worth a stop! The staff...More

Thank MrsKKC
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

I've been to this library a few times for author talks and have always enjoyed it. It's a beautiful building.

Thank AndyKansasCity
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Karen B
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Response from Catherine L | Reviewed this property |
We were there looking into their genealogical archives and could've spent a few more hours in that section. I would've liked to have had more time overall, but it was our last stop before the airport.