Kitchener Public Library is the place where community connects. There are five library branches across the city, giving you lots of places to explore, learn and share.

On this page:

  1. COVID-19 updates
  2. About the library
  3. Branches
  4. Get a library card
  5. Wi-Fi and public computers

COVID-19 updates

Most City of Kitchener facilities and all libraries are closed for public use

Ontario is in a state of emergency and under a stay-at-home order. This is in addition to the current provincewide shutdown.

Residents are encouraged to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work.

Visit our COVID-19 updates page to learn what's open and closed as well as how city services are affected.

About the library

Kitchener Public Library (KPL) has more than 560,000 items in its collections including books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, newspapers and more. KPL also carries books, CDs, DVDs and magazines in different languages.

KPL’s virtual service gives you access to information including databases, encyclopedias, newspaper and magazines, audio books, e-books, music and videos.


There are five KPL branches:

You can find contact information for each location on the KPL website.

Get a library card

There are two types of free library cards:

  • library card for residents of Kitchener
  • reciprocal library card for residents of the Region of Waterloo

Visit the KPL website to learn how to get a library card.

Wi-Fi and public computers

You can access free Wi-Fi at all KPL branches. There are also public computer stations, most with free internet access.