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.

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.

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

Kirkwood Public Library will accept artist’s submissions for exhibition in the Art Gallery for 2018 from August 1, 2017 through October 1, 2017, at 5 pm.

Portfolios may be submitted in person or by electronic application. Physical submissions may be delivered or mailed to the Kirkwood Public Library, 140 E. Jefferson, Kirkwood, MO 63122. Electronic submissions should be emailed to to Emma DeLooze-Klein. For more details and an application see below.


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.

2017 Middle School Art Exhibit

Kirkwood Human Rights Commission And Kirkwood Public Library 2017 Middle School Art Exhibit

This juried 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, 7 and 8. The exhibit will be displayed Saturday, November 4, 2017 through Saturday, January 6, 2018. The opening reception will be Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 1:00P to 5:00P with presentation of awards at 2:00P at the Kirkwood Public Library, 140 East Jefferson, Kirkwood, MO. Light refreshments will be served between 1:00P and 3:00P.

Ribbons will be awarded for each grade level in the following categories:

  • First
  • Second
  • Third
  • In addition one award will be made for overall Best of Show

The jurors will be renowned Kirkwood artists William Lobdell and Tim Liddy

Awards will be judged on best expression of the theme, as well as quality of the work including composition, tone, value and other elements of good design and art.

Specifications and Guidelines:

  • Theme: “The Beauty of Diversity and Inclusion in Kirkwood.”  Work submitted should express the artist’s interpretation of the beauty of diversity and inclusion in our community.
  • All mediums accepted including watercolor, oil, tempera, acrylic, pastels, charcoal, pencil, mixed media, collage, etc.
  • All work must be one-of-a-kind original handmade art. Digital art and photographs will not be included in the exhibit.
  • 2-dimensional wall hung art only. Floor mounted or ceiling hung work will not be exhibited.
  • Art work must not measure more than 18 inches in any dimension, including the frame.
  • Fasten (staple or tape) a 4x6 index card to the lower right hand corner of the work naming: The Art Title, Medium, Student Name, School Name, and Teacher Name along with an artist statement explaining the work in 50 words or less.
  • Participants must complete the registration form and provide two copies with submission. One attached to the back of the art. The other will be filed for reference at the Library.
  • Work must be “ready to hang”: framed or gallery wrapped.  Artwork must include a hanging wire/string on the back.  No alligator clips allowed. Work can be mounted on foam core or other rigid light weight material.

​​Art drop-off: Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 9:00A to 9:00P at the Kirkwood Public Library.

Art pick-up: Saturday, January 6, 2018 between hours of 9:00A and 5:00P at the Kirkwood Public Library.

Questions: Please call 314-821-5770 and select Option 2, or email Emma DeLooze-Klein, Director of Adult & Community Services:

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.