Open for Limited Onsite Research

In addition to curbside pickup and return services, limited onsite research services are now available

New Online Exhibitions Launched

Three new online exhibitions explore the history of interstate highways, the study of birds, and early aviation.

COVID-19 Research Guide

Accurate, up-to-date information.

Become a Science Sustainer

Give at a level that works for you.

Our Future

Learn more about the Library’s strategic plan.


Journals and monographs focusing on science, technology, and engineering

Urban Arboretum

A park-like setting of 14 acres surrounds the Library

NOTICE: The Library will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Linda Hall Library

New Strategic Plan

The Library has embarked on a visionary plan to transform by expanding the breadth and depth of learning opportunities offered by Linda Hall Library and Linda Hall Library Foundation, strengthening the Library’s organizational structure, and amplifying its presence in Kansas City. Learn more.

Linda Hall Library


The Linda Hall Library will once again offer Fellowships to assist scholars’ research stays in the Library’s collections. Fellowships are available from one month to a full semester for projects in the history of science and related disciplines.
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Upcoming Events

  1. A Deeper Dive: The Pursuit of “Mappiness”

    December 3, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Citizen Science and Bird Watching in the City

    December 16, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  3. Kansas City Invention Convention

    April 17, 2021, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Support Science Literacy!

Your gift to the Linda Hall Library Foundation helps public programs, research fellowships, and preservation of the Linda Hall Library’s collections – but also so much more. Your support helps connect people of all ages to how science works, how it has changed their lives, and how it will shape their future.

Contribute now to help make Kansas City one of the most science literate communities in the country!