Summer Reading

It is that time of year to start Summer Reading. Read and log your time to earn fabulous prizes!

Introduction to Mindfulness

Learn what mindfulness is through exercises and discussion led by Dr. Laura Chackes, the Founder and Clinical Director of The Center for Mindfulness & CBT.

Library Returns to Regular Hours

Your Kirkwood Public Library has now returned to its regular business hours. Curbside service has been discontinued. Browsing is available on all three floors and computers are available. Some services are still limited. Welcome back!

Local Author - Dea Hoover: STL Scavenger Hunt

Meet Dea Hoover, a local tour guide and tour director, as she shares the ideas she used to create the book STL Scavenger: The Ultimate Search for St. Louis’s Hidden Treasures.

RBDigital on OverDrive

Our RBDigital collection of magazines has moved to OverDrive. Access all the same content through OverDrive as well as the OverDrive and Libby apps. Just look for Magazines, under Subjects.

Bicentennial Passport to Kirkwood Stories

We Need Your Kirkwood Stories to celebrate Missouri's Bicentennial

MLC Mobile App

At long last, we have a beta version of a new library app! The MLC Libraries of St. Louis app lets you search the catalog, place holds and display your digital library card.

Local Author - Valerie Kienzle: Ready to Wear

Valerie Kienzle is Joining the Kirkwood Public Library to present her new book, Ready to Wear: A History of the Footwear and Garment Industries in St. Louis, MO.

KPL Podcast

It's a Star Wars Day celebration this week on your KPL Podcast! Not one author, not two, but three authors join us to chat about this beloved topic. Jigisha and Ryan are joined by Claudia Gray, E.K. Johnston, and John Jackson Miller. In addition we sample highlights from our Star Wars Day panel with Professor Suzanne Scott. 

Featured Services

Below you will find a selection of featured library services and resources.
If you have any questions, please call use at (314) 821-5770. Thank you!

Surprise Bags

A mix of materials picked out just for you based on what you like. 

Book Bundles

Get a selection of books for kids or teens based on your interests!


Free home delivery to eligible Kirkwood residents.

Online Library Materials


Access eBooks and eAudiobooks with OverDrive and Libby!


Stream films, documentaries, and kid’s programming.


Access movies, music, audiobooks and more with Hoopla!

Digital Magazines

Access digital magazines now through OverDrive (formerly RBDigital).


* Available to Kirkwood residents only. Non-residents should inquire with their home library district.

Technology Services

3D Printing

Now available! Submit your 3D files, or choose from our selection.

Remote Grab-a-Geek

Make an appointment for assistance with your tech!

Plotter Printing

Print on a large scale on standard, heavyweight or glossy paper.


VHS Conversion Service is back! Click for more information.

Original Content

KPL Podcast

Check out the amazing content and author interviews with the KPL Podcast!

Library Blog

KPL staff love to read! We also love to blog about what we’ve read.


Check out KPL’s YouTube page for more staff created content!

Online Resources

Universal Class

Over 500 different courses to help your educational goals.

Temporary In-Home access is available.

Digital Archives

Kirkwood historical photos, yearbooks, documents, and more!

Mango Languages

Learn one of 70+ new language with Mango!

Foundation Directory

Temporary In-Home access is available.

Learning Express

Practice tests, exercises, and skill-building to help with your job search.


For DIY, crafters and makers with thousands of art & craft videos.


Information for voters, including polling places and important dates.

Other Databases

KPL has many online resources for access at home. Find them all here!

For Kids & Teens

Sunday Storytimes

Youth staff presents Virtual Storytimes on Youtube!

Explora Secondary

Learning resources for Middle and High School students.

Book Bundles

Get a selection of books for kids or teens based on your interests!

Teen Advisory Board

Teens discussing books, library programs and collections!


Books, videos and read-alongs from children’s literature.

Book Lists

Check out all our book lists for children and teens.