Get a Library Card
Located in the heart of downtown Kirkwood, your Kirkwood Public Library has been serving the community for over 95 years, as a place to discover stories, passions, and gather with neighbors. As a space where all are welcome, you can curate the experience that best suits you and your family’s needs. From books, to technology like tablets, e-readers, hot spots, telescopes, fishing rods and more, you’ll find material that can enrich your life, and are completely free to you with your library card.
While our four walls hold our books, fun events for all ages and in person experiences, your Kirkwood Public Library card also opens you to a world of digital books, music, movies and more. Find them through Libby, Hoopla and Kanopy, and other resources available to you like Mango for languages. Meet us where you are, and Discover More with your Kirkwood Public Library card!
Once you complete your online application…
Visit us in the Heart of Downtown Kirkwood to Pick Up your Library Card!Get Directions
Until Then, A Sample What We Offer
Wacky Wednesday – Mad Science
Mad Science will wow you by bringing together two seemingly opposing forces: Fire and Ice! Experience a flash of fire together in the same show as kids experie… Learn More
Playtime for Little Ones
Age 6 months to 2 years.Join us for a story, play stations, and the opportuni…
If you knit, crochet, cross stitch, embroider, or do any other fiber crafts, …
Teen Pride Party
Teen Pride Party. Celebrate and learn more about PRIDE month with other teen…
View our full events calendar.
Libby by Overdrive
Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle ereader.
Access your favorite movies, music, audiobooks and more with Hoopla! Or download the Hoopla app for your tablet or smartphone. Available to Kirkwood residents only.
Sign up for Summer Reading 2023 and earn fabulous prizes just for reading! We have programs for all ages.
Large Format Printing
Thanks for a grant from the Missouri Library Association, we have a new large format printer! Click here to learn more and submit your printing requests.
Our Grab-a-Geek service offers scheduled one-on-one training sessions with one of our dedicated, knowledgeable and friendly staff.
Book Club Kits
Choose from hundreds of book club kits we have to offer. Each kit comes with multiple copies and resources to host your own book club.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Sharing stories is a great way to develop important pre-reading skills and to help children learn about the world.
Join staff member, Jigisha, for weekly reviews, library news, and award winning authors who share their creative process with us.
Check out a fishing pole as part of the The Missouri Department of Conservation Rod & Reel Loaner Program!
Let KPL covert your old VHS, VHS-C, 8mm tapes, MiniDVs, DVDs and 8mm/Super8 reels. As of the end of October 2022, we have converted over 10,000 tapes!
Find current, reliable information from a variety of resources, including research in specialized subject areas, then try using these Research Resources.
Ensure your passport application process goes smoothly. Appointments required Monday – Friday. Walk-ins accepted on weekends. More information here.