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About Our 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.

Back then the Library was all about books, but today it has evolved into so much more. Come explore our collection of movies, music and magazines. Pull up a chair in our computer lab, and see where your creativity takes you. Bring your friends and family to one of our many special events, where you can learn something new, or simply be entertained. Our website is open 24/7, so you can browse our collection, research any topic of interest, or find out what’s happening here at KPL.

We have a friendly team ready to help! From choosing the perfect book club selection, to using an eReader, your local library staff is here for you.

Thanks for choosing the Kirkwood Public Library. We hope you stop by soon!


The Kirkwood Public Library inspires a lifelong commitment to learning and creativity, for a more informed and connected community.


We envision a library in which our community members have the resources, space, and inspiration to pursue a life of learning and discovery.

Our Values

 – KPL is an active part of community life where diverse voices shape the library’s offerings to reflect community needs.

Enjoyment – Patrons are “wowed” with every single interaction & visit.

Ownership – Patrons of all ages & interests find ownership here, referring to KPL as “my library.”

Innovation – KPL continually evolves in order to deliver leading and innovative services and technology which furthers our purpose.

Learning – KPL values learning, and we inspire our patrons to be lifelong learners. We create spaces that both foster and satisfy a hunger for learning.

Consider supporting the Kirkwood Public Library today through a donation.

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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.