Setting Up Your Credit for Success

Learn the basics of making a budget, how to read a credit report, and more…

Books & Beyond on the Lawn

Shop a selection of regular and sale priced items outside, then take a "sneak peek" at our gift shop indoors. Look for a return to regular Books & Beyond hours soon!

New Self-Checks

Check-out, manage your holds and pay fines. Even Reserve a computer and release your print jobs all from one machine!
This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Secretary of State.

Library Closed

In honor of Independence Day.

Summer Reading

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

Learn Beginner American Sign Language (ASL) pt. 1

Learn the basics of ASL with an overview of what ASL is, the alphabet, and finger-spelling. This program will be taught by a librarian who was raised in a Deaf family. Registration required and spots are limited.

Bicentennial Passport to Kirkwood Stories

We Need Your Kirkwood Stories to celebrate Missouri's Bicentennial

News You Can Trust?

How do you know which news to trust? Our librarian will give you a crash course on how to pick reliable sources and separate fact from opinion.

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.

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.

KPL Podcast

On this week's episode of the KPL Podcast we celebrate PRIDE with two very special guests! First up we are joined by Chloe O. Davis with a discussion about her debut title "The Queens' English: The LGBTQIA+ Dictionary of Lingo and Colloquial Phrases." Then Jigisha and Ryan check in with returning special guest Steven Brawley and the St. Louis LGBT History Project. Happy Pride!  

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.