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IPL Groups

Join one of the many community-led organizations hosted by the Independence Public Library. As a public library, we help connect community members with others to fill gaps in our community and create change. Find out more about any one of our community-led organizations!

Open Access

IPL is one of 7 libraries in North America to offer this service, which allows registered patrons in good standing the ability to access the library after hours to browse shelves, utilize computers, and check items out. Find out more here!

Cultivate Indy

Check out our $70+K new Small Business Lab and Entrepreneurial classes and events. From how to start a small business to harnessing the entrepreneurial mind set, IPL has FREE small business classes available and a state-of-the-art Business Lab! Find out more here!

Neewollah Collection

Browse IPL’s newest digital collection, our Neewollah Programs! Browse all of the Neewollah programs from 1923 and on! This project was paid for by a grant from the Kansas State Historical Society.

IPL Merch

Help support the Friends of the Independence Public Library, by purchasing IPL merch! Check out our line of local legend shirts which features the famous Trixie the Library Cat!

Become our Friend!

Join the Friends of the Independence Public Library, and helps support the work the library is doing to connect our community to a world of ideas and possibilities.

Connect with Us!

Be sure to connect with us on Social Media to stay up to date with all things IPL. Have questions? Send us an email. We want to connect with you! Follow the link below to connect.

Yearbook Collection

Did you know that IPL has a robust collection of digitized Independence Yearbooks available on our website. Find your old classmates by viewing the collection!

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