Developing Coping Skills, Resilience, and Supporting Yourself & Others

Join us to explore ways to increase our coping skills and resilience. We will discuss normal reactions to disasters like COVID-19 and ways to build a coping skill plan for yourself and those close to you. Presented by Places for People.

Winter Reading

Stay cozy this winter with our Cozy Covers Winter Reading program.

Introduction to IPV: Signs and Support by Safe Connections

The event will be a one hour introduction into the nature and dynamics of Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence (IPV). Attendees are not required to have any knowledge beforehand, but will walk away with increased knowledge of both those terms as well as tips on how to identify and respond to them in their own lives.

KPL Podcast

Your KPL Podcast greets 2021 the only way it knows how. With fantastic author guests! This week we are joined by best-selling author Nancy Jooyoun Kim! She discusses her latest title "The Last Story of Mina Lee."

Local Author - Nancy Carver

Sit in as local author Nancy Carver discusses her book The Inspiring History of a Special Relationship. Register Now!

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.

Getting Started in Genealogy and Family History Research

Learn about the Family History research process and discover ways to work through your genealogy and family history mysteries

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!

Surprise Bags

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

Dial a Story

Content created for you! Browse past & current recordings.

Books on the Go

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


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…