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Linda Hall Library


A leading independent science research library, the Linda Hall Library brings science, engineering, and technology to life in new and relevant ways.

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The Birth of Motion Pictures

By re-evaluating the work of Louis Le Prince, we are invited to consider how much cinema was and is an artistic and creative endeavor.

AUG 17, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

2022 KCIC Winners

Jackson Brueckner and Tyler Lively win Best in Show at the 2022 Kansas City Invention Convention with their invention, MetaCar.


Your support allows us to continue to bring science to life through our collections, programs, educational resources, and research fellowships.

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Science Meets Diplomacy: The Nuclear Option

In this program, a panel of experts will explore the history of nuclear technologies and policies, the physics of stockpile maintenance, and more.

AUG 18, 7:00 PM

Library Services

The Linda Hall Library is open to the public free of charge. 


We collect in 82 languages, from 1472 to the present. Our holdings are a rich resource for researchers and scholars. 

Scientist of the Day

Learn about today’s featured scientist and their impact on the fields of science, engineering, and technology.