Established in 1895, the Central Library serves as a headquarters of the Kansas City Public Library system. The sprawling library houses a formidable collection and also supports the major components of the library system. Apart from the numerous reading rooms, the majestic library building also offers four meeting spaces and six spaces for hosting private events. Other facilities at the library include free wireless internet access and a large number of computers. Head to the Nine Muses Cafe on the first level to unwind with your book over coffee. Check website for more.