Kanawha County Public Library Main Library

The Kanawha County Public Library is the largest public library system in West Virginia. We have nearly 100,000 card holders, and while the vast majority of our library system patrons are from Kanawha and Putnam Counties, residents from all 55 West Virginia counties are represented in the cardholder database.

There are more than 600,000 items in the library collection; approximately 300,000 of those are housed at the Main Library with the remainder distributed among our 9 branch libraries and Mobile Library.

Patron visits to all libraries in the system total nearly 750,000 per year, and approximately 1 million library items circulate in a year’s time.

Almost 100 percent of the library’s services are FREE to the public.

123 Capitol St. Charleston, WV 25301






Upcoming Events

Summer Library Blast-Off! - Main Library

In preparation for this summer's theme, "A Universe of Stories!," join us at the library for a fun day of activities, crafts, and refreshments! Learn about...

6/1 10am
Happy Birthday, KCPL - Main Library

The Kanawha County Public Library is 110 years old! Stop in from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. today to enjoy birthday treats provided by The Friends of The Library. Win...

6/3 1pm
Dakota and Friends Crypto Show - Main Library

Dino Ed is back with a new fun and interactive show! We will talk about animals that once were cryptids, but are now accepted, along with creatures that are...

6/6 2pm
Seed Bombs

Seed bombs are a fun and easy way to garden, and a great gift for your garden-loving family or friends. Choose from different wildflower seeds to spread...

6/8 2pm
Out of this World Magic Show - Main Library

Rocket to the library, where Roger Wayne will be presenting his "Out of this World Magic Show!" Featured will be Harry the Magic Bunny, Super Chicken Hero,...

6/10 10:30am

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