January 25, 2022

Kansas City Star Publishes Editorial Supporting a Single Library Card for All Metro KC Libraries

From the Kansas City Star:

Thousands of library patrons across the metropolitan area share the same dream.

They would like to carry one card that allows them to easily check out books and DVDs from almost all local libraries, no matter which city or side of the state line they call home. And they would like materials to be quickly delivered to whatever library they want.

In a praiseworthy spirit of collaboration, library officials are working on making this possible, which should help attract more users to some of this area’s most important public resources.


The big hangup now is software, which hampers seamless searches and transactions.


Software should be in place to improve the experience for library users sometime in 2014. That will be a big step forward for the Kansas City and Mid-Continent libraries, as well as for Johnson County Library and Kansas City, Kan., Public Library, fulfilling a dream of many patrons.

Read the Complete Editorial

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.