Reference Services

Questions? Contact the Reference Desk at (314) 821 5770, Option 2.

Exam Proctoring

Have a test proctored by Library Staff. Find information here about fees, scheduling an appointment, and our policy.

To arrange an appointment, please call 314-821-5770, Option 2. Exams must be scheduled at least 5 days prior to your exam time. Exam appointments must be arranged by the person taking the exam. Exam appointments cannot be arranged through a third party, with the exception of immediate family members.

Tests may be taken near the Reference Desk or in the computer lab, which is a designated quiet work area. Due to library meetings, instruction, and the nature of a public building, silence is not guaranteed.


  • For Kirkwood residents: $15 per test date, $5 for each additional test proctored the same date.
  • For nonresidents: $20 per test date, $5 for each additional test proctored the same date.
  • An additional $5 fee is charged if faxing is requested.

Payment is due at the time of the exam.

Cancellations and Rescheduling

Please give the Library 48-hours notice if you need to cancel or reschedule your previously scheduled exam. Failure to show up at your scheduled test time or failure to give 48-hours notice of a cancellation or need to reschedule will result in an additional $5 being charged at the time of the rescheduled exam.

After making arrangements with a librarian, please instruct the examining institution to send exam materials to: Kirkwood Public Library, 140 E. Jefferson, Kirkwood, MO 63122 by fax: (314) 822 3755 or by e-mailing the library staff member who assisted in arranging your exam.

Art Gallery

The Kirkwood Public Library hosts exhibits in our art gallery throughout the year to expose patrons to new art forms and ideas, to foster creativity and inspire curiosity, and to provide exhibition opportunities for the artistic community. Exhibits are chosen by a staff committee according to the needs and interests of the community, the variety of shows, the artistic quality of the works, and the suitability of the format for the Library’s physical space. A visit to the Library prior to exhibiting is encouraged to view the space available and the hanging system.

Please review the policy and complete an application for apply for space in art gallery. Please refer to this document for information about submissions. Completed applications should be returned to the Reference Desk at the Library.

Homebound Services

Your Kirkwood Public Library provides free home delivery of library materials to Kirkwood residents who are unable to come into the library due to illness or physical limitations. The program is open to patrons of all ages. Materials are delivered to residents of private homes, senior residential centers, skilled nursing centers and group homes. We offer a wide selection of materials including bestselling books, movies, music and more.

Sign up by calling (314) 821 5770 x 1018 or download a copy and return it to the Reference or Circulation Desk.