Library requires face covering for entry

Mid-Continent Public Library will require guests and employees to wear masks inside branch locations beginning Monday, June 29.

In response to the rapidly developing public health concerns regarding COVID-19, as of Monday, June 29, face coverings or masks must be worn over the nose and mouth by all visitors and staff inside Mid-Continent Public Library locations, a press release states.

"The library system is following the guidelines from the Kansas City Health Department's face mask mandate made on Friday, June 26," the release continues.

In-library services remain limited to the use of public computers, in-branch Wifi, copiers, fax machines and printers. Visits are limited to a maximum of 90 minutes.

To stay up to date on MCPL’s response to COVID-19, visit

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