The Linda Hall Library is open to the public free of charge during regular Library hours. There is no charge for getting a library card.
- To sign up for a borrowing account (take materials out of the Library), you must be a resident of the Kansas City metropolitan area. You have to provide a current state or federal photo ID with a KC area street address (not a post office box).
- A photo ID plus utility bill in your name is needed if the current address differs from that on the photo ID.
Click here to create your Library account.
The Main Reading Room and study rooms are open to all visitors, patrons, and researchers. The 2nd floor is also open for public browsing.
The History of Science Collection is also open to the public during Library hours and appointments are required and can be requested here. We kindly ask that you submit your request at least 48 hours in advance of your preferred visit. If you have any questions regarding the History of Science Collection, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org.