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.

Library Chat Service

The Library's Chat Service is temporarily unavailable at this time as it undergoes some changes.

Unlimited Digital Magazines

Thanks to a grant awarded to the Municipal Library Consortium, the Kirkwood Public Library is please to offer unlimited access to the entire RBDigital magazine collection through June 2021! The collection includes access to over 3,000 digital publications, magazines and adult coloring books in a variety of languages.

Need Help Picking Out a Book?

If you would like assistance placing a hold on books for Curbside Pick, give us a call and we will be happy to help!

(314) 821-5770, Option 3 for Reference or Option 4 for Youth Services.

Library Update

Until further notice, the Kirkwood Public Library is Closed for Public Health Concerns. 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.

**UPDATE: The Library is still closed for regular visits, but patrons are able to utilize our Curbside Pickup service to obtain materials they have on hold and can make an appointment to use a computer.**

Summer Reading Begins Here!

Search our Catalog

Though we are closed, items from OverDrive and Hoopla can be found in our catalog.

Dial a Story

We are creating content for you! Click here to learn about Dial a Story.

Virtual Storytimes

Our doors may be closed but that does not mean you cannot enjoy storytime with our youth staff. Check out our Virtual Storytimes on Instagram!

Remote Grab-a-Geek

Sign up for Remote Grab-a-Geek for help from one of our dedicated, knowledgeable and friendly staff. Get help with OverDrive, Kanopy, Hoopla, MS Office, phones, tablets, and other devices, etc…

KPL Digital Archive

Explore our collection of Kirkwood history or click here to submit your own piece of history to the Community at Home collection.


Access ebooks and downloadable audiobooks with OverDrive! Or download the OverDrive app.


Access movies, music, audiobooks and more with Hoopla! Available to Kirkwood residents only.

Kids Activity of the Day

Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys.

Universal Class

Choose from over 500 different courses to help your educational goals.

Mango Languages

Learn a new language with Mango!


Stream award-winning films, documentaries, and kid’s programming. Available to Kirkwood residents only.


Digital magazines and eaudiobooks with RBDigital. Or download the RBDigital app.


Check out out KPL Podcast where we discuss all things KPL!


Creativebug is an inspirational resource for DIY, crafters and makers with thousands of art & craft video classes.

Online Research

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

Temporary In-Home access is available, email for a password to access this link. From there you will be able to access Library Edition.

Foundation Directory Online

Trying to search for grants from home? Access Candid’s ( Foundation Directory Online through KPL. We can also assist you directly. Contact Amanda Berberich for help.


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


Tumblebooks offers Books, videos and read-alongs from multiple genres of children’s literature.

Tumble Math

Tumble Math – Grades K-6 math ebook database, no login or library card number required.

Audio Book Cloud

Audio Book Cloud – All ages audiobook database, no login or library card number required.


Teen Book Cloud – Grades 7-12 ebook database, no login or library card number required.

Romance Book Collection

Romance Book Collection – Romance novels for the older crowd, no login or library card number required.

Explora - Elementary

Learning resources for Elementary School students.

Explora - Middle and High School

Learning resources for Middle and High School students.

Learning Express Library

Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to help you succeed.