NaNoWriMo Q&A

Do you want to write a novel? Join Municipal Liaison Jennifer of the St. Louis region of National Novel Writing Month for a Q&A session about the month-long writing program. Registration is required.

Library Card Design Contest

In honor of Kirkwood Public Library’s 95th Birthday, we are asking everyone to create art for a special limited edition library card! The winning designs will be chose from each age group- children, teen and adult.

Business Brainstorm

Meet with other business owners, talk through some of your ideas, and learn some of the free resources available to you as a small business. Registration is required.

HRC 2021 Art Exhibit

This art exhibit is open to all middle school students in public, private, religious schools, and home schooled, located within the City limits of Kirkwood R7 School District: grades 6 through 10.

Building Happiness and Mindfulness Habits

Explore five strategies linked to increasing happiness, with a focus on present moment awareness and the incorporation of mindfulness.

Bicentennial Passport to Kirkwood Stories

We Need Your Kirkwood Stories to celebrate Missouri's Bicentennial

KPL Podcast

It's the KPL Podcast's 100th episode! This week author Tae Keller joins us in conversation of her 2021 Newbery Award Winning title, When You Trap a Tiger!

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!

Home Borrowing

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


Step-by-step directions for 50+ legal essentials for business owners.

Universal Class

Over 500 different courses to help your educational goals.

Temporary In-Home access is available.

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.

Other Databases

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

Digital Archives

Kirkwood historical photos, yearbooks, documents, and more!

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.