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A web-based tool for keeping track of what’s due, overdue and ready for pickup. Users can keep track of one or more library accounts in one place and receive reminders (sometimes called pre-overdue or early notification). Reminders are sent when the user wants it — before items are due (up to seven days advance notice, weekly notice or everyday reminders). A great tool for families or anyone who’d like reminders before an item is due.


Take home technology & discover new ways to see the world! These devices are available for checkout.


Handy resources for your family, classroom or book club! Grab-and-go kits include a variety of materials to entertain & enlighten.

Book Clubs

All Library book clubs are open to the public. We hope to discuss books with you at an upcoming meeting! If you have any questions these book clubs, please call 314-821-5770 option 2 or visit us at the Reference Desk.  We can also help with Book Clubs to Go!

Book Club at the End of the Universe

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Meets monthly on a Thursday evening at 7 pm.

Explore new and fantastical worlds with a selection of Sci-Fi and Fantasy books.

Books on Tap


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Meets monthly on a Wednesday evening at 7 pm at 612 Kitchen & Cocktails.

Ever thought that books are best discussed over drinks and food? You’ll love Books on Tap. We read everything from biography to contemporary literature, chosen by popular vote.

Community for Understanding and Hope Book Group

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Meets monthly on a Thursday evening at 7 pm.

In the quest to transform the Kirkwood area into a prejudice-free community of highly respectful individuals, CFUH initiates ongoing dialogue and social interaction to create an environment of understanding and healing.  This group is co-sponsored by Kirkwood Public Library.

Mystery Readers

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Meets monthly on a Wednesday afternoon at 2 pm.

Crack the clues with the Mystery Readers Book Club! Join our super sleuths as we enjoy a wide array of new and recently released mysteries. Titles chosen by popular vote.

Readers’ Circle Book Discussion

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Meaningful discussions are held in the lower level meeting room on the first Thursday of September, November, January, March and May at 7 pm.

We all suggest books for the coming year and vote in June for the selections, which include best sellers, non fiction and classics. Run by Library volunteers.

Saturday Morning Perks

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Meets every 6 weeks on a Saturday morning at 10 am.

Wake up your body and perk up your mind with our Saturday morning group. We’ll provide the coffee; you just bring your thoughts! Selections are both fiction and nonfiction.  

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Request a Purchase

Can’t find it at your Library? We’d love to hear from you! Please fill out the form below, stop by the Library or call (314) 821 5770, Option 2 to recommend new items to add for our collection.

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Inter-Library Loan

Inter-library Loan (ILL) allows a patron to request items not available through the Municipal Library Consortium from libraries across the country. ILL is available to Kirkwood cardholders who hold a valid library card with less than $10.00 in fines/fees.

To search for materials, utilize the WorldCat Discovery or FirstSearch database.

Inter-library loan items may be requested online using the FirstSearch database from home or within the Library. Online requests through Worldcat Discovery can only be made within the Library. Requests can also be made by visiting the Reference Desk or calling (314) 821 5770, Option 2. Please provide as much information as possible about the item you desire. Please note that we cannot request items that are currently owned by the MLC, including items checked out, reference items, items released in the past 12 months, or items on order in our system.