New Service: Surprise Bags!

Do you miss browsing in the library? Let us do the work! Fill out our form for one of our Surprise Bags and get a mix of materials picked out just for you based on what you like.

KPL Podcast

This week on the KPL Podcast, we chat with prolific best-seller Alexander McCall Smith. We discuss his much beloved No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Botswana, Edinburgh, elephants, his latest title, and so much more.

National Novel Writing Month

(NaNoWriMo) is a writing program in November where you attempt to write 50,000 words in 30 days. See all our upcoming events, including some Pre-NanWriMo Workshops!

Curbside Pickup

We are happy to announce that we now offer contact-free Curbside Pickup! Click below for more information about how to pick up your held library materials.

3D Printing is Back!

Will you send in your own creations or choose from our curated 3D print binder?

Library Update

Until further notice, the Kirkwood Public Library is Closed to Browsing. See below for links to Library resources you can access from home. For future updates stay tuned to our website, social media and sign up for our email newsletter.

What We Offer While We Are Closed for Browsing

Below you will find a selection of services and resources that we are still providing. If you have any questions about our currently offered services / resources, please call use at (314) 821-5770. Thank you!

Search Our Catalog

To find digital materials or physical items for curbside pickup.

Dial a Story

Content created for you! Browse past & current recordings.

Surprise Bags

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


Free home delivery to eligible Kirkwood residents.


Place library materials on hold and arrange to pick them up curbside.


We take the pandemic seriously. Here is what we are doing to help.

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!


Access the entire RBDigital catalog of digital magazines.


* 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.


Computer Use

Is discontinued as of Monday, November 16, 2020.


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!


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

Library Blog

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


KPL’s two Shan(n)ons talk about books, movies, music and more…

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

Virtual Storytimes

Youth staff presents Virtual Storytimes on Instagram!

Explora Elementary

Learning resources for Elementary School students.

Books on the Go

Let us pull together a selection of kid’s books based on your interests!

Explora Secondary

Learning resources for Middle and High School students.


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


KPL’s two Shan(n)ons talk about books, movies, music and more…