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Study Rooms

Study rooms are available at most Library locations and are intended to provide space for individuals and small groups. Study rooms are free of charge.

Study Pods

New! Study Pods are currently available only at the Plaza and Waldo branches.

  • Enclosed space with large windows for 2-3 people to quietly study
  • USB port & electrical outlets under table
  • Two hour limit for Study Pods
  • Adjacent to the Teen area
  • NOTE: Study pods are not wheelchair accessible

Select booking type "study rooms" on the dropdown menu.

Location Room Capacity Amenities
Bluford Branch Community Connections Room* 6 Webcam-enabled computer (must use library card for access)
Central Library Room 413 2 Chairs, table
Central Library Room 414 2 Bench, Clavinova digital piano; headphones & instruction booklet available at the Information Services desk on Level 3 North
Central Library Room 415 5** Chairs, table
Central Library Room 416 2 Chairs, table
Central Library Room 417 2 Chairs, table
North-East Branch Study Room B 3 Couches, small tables, dry erase board, & TV monitor
North-East Branch Community Connections Room* 2 Webcam-enabled computer (must use library card for access)
Plaza Branch Study Pod - photo NOTE: Study pods are not wheelchair accessible 2-3 Benches, table, USB port, & electrical outlets
Southeast Branch Community Connections Room* 12 Webcam-enabled computer (must use library card for access)
Southeast Branch Room 118 12 Chairs, table, and couch
Waldo Branch Study Pod - photo NOTE: Study pods are not wheelchair accessible 2-3 Benches, table, USB port, & electrical outlets

* Community Connections Rooms are study rooms with video conferencing equipment. This equipment is free to use with your reservation.

** Minimum 3 people required to reserve this room

Study Spots

With the full reopening of our public spaces, we are no longer booking Study Spot tables. For reservable study space, please consider one of our other options of a Study Room, Study Pod, or Meeting Room.

Room Policies

  • Advanced reservations are not required but to ensure yourself a space, advanced reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made on this site up to seven days prior.
  • You must have a library card to use the computer in a Community Connections Room. If you need a card, please sign up online prior to your appointment, or arrive early and apply at the front desk.
  • Limited technical assistance is available for Community Connections Room equipment.
  • All rooms can be used once a day for up to two hours at a time per person/group.
  • Reservations may be canceled and the room given to another patron if you have not arrived 10 minutes after your scheduled time.
  • Lights are to remain on in the study room.
  • Rooms may not be used for musical instrument practice, with the exception of Central Library Room 414 (Clavinova Room).
  • Patrons are required to remove all belongings, trash, paper, books etc. when departing the room.
  • Leave the room promptly at the end of your reserved time slot. Please vacate the study rooms 10 minutes before building closing.
  • Kansas City Public Library assumes no responsibility for either Library or personal possessions left in study rooms.