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Mid-Continent Public Library

The Mid-Continent Public Library consists of 30 branches serving Clay, Jackson, and Platte Counties in western Missouri.

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The Mid-Continent Public Library consists of 30 branches serving Clay, Jackson, and Platte Counties in western Missouri. It was established in 1965 and is now one of the largest library systems in the United States. Financed by your tax dollars it provides you with one of the finest library resources in the nation.

The system contains over 3 million books, DVD's, CD's, and downloadable media which are made available to all library users through an elaborate communication system and daily delivery service. The Midwest Genealogy Center is a nationally recognized genealogical resource center.

We invite you to join more than half a million fellow citizens who have a Mid-Continent Public Library card. We also invite your comments, criticisms, or requests for additional information that will help us serve you better.

Mission Statement

MCPL will provide exceptional customer service and expanding access to materials, programs, and technology including a world class genealogy and family history library.

We will accomplish our mission by:

  • Providing opportunities for life-long learning and exploration in comfortable, stimulating, safe and convenient settings.
  • Ensuring the highest quality customer service staff to meet the wants and needs of diverse populations.
  • Ensuring the long term financial sustainability of the library.
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