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Using the Library

For 95 years, the Kirkwood Public Library has been a warm and welcoming place for the Kirkwood community. What once began as one room library on the top floor of City Hall has grown into a three-story building housing a wide collection of all types of materials.

Explore all the library has to offer and get your library card today!

Municipal Library Consortium Mobile App

Introducing our new mobile app – The MLC Libraries of St. Louis! Our app is out of beta testing and the full version is available to download now!

Through the app, library users can:

  • Manage your checked out items and holds
  • Search the catalog and place items on hold
  • Display your digital library card

Get a Library Card

Anyone residing in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, St. Louis City, or St. Charles City-County may obtain a free Library card with proper ID. Those under the age of 16 must have parental consent to acquire a Library card.

Residents of the nine districts of the Municipal Library Consortium (MLC): Brentwood, Ferguson, Kirkwood, Maplewood, Richmond Heights, Rock Hill, University City, Valley Park and Webster Groves, should obtain a card with the library in their municipality, but are  welcome to use their home Library card at the Kirkwood Public Library. Cardholders may use their home Library card to borrow materials from each of the MLC libraries. Any person residing outside of these areas may obtain a card for a $50/year per family.

Library cards can be started online here; however, in order to complete the library card registration process patrons will need to come into the library and present photo identification and proof of address to complete and receive a physical card with all borrowing privileges.


Free Weekly Emails about the Kirkwood Public Library’s Newest Books, Movies & Music!

  • Receive free weekly email alerts or RSS
  • Discover the latest books, DVDs and CDs
  • Reserve bestsellers instantly
  • Enjoy the early notification
  • Completely private – 100% spam-free
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Summer Reading - May 18th through August 12th!


PARDON OUR DIRT : The front lawn of the library is under construction. At this time, access to the library is through the front ramp only.