The Kansas City, Kansas Public Library is composed of five branches plus the Support Services Center. The library is governed by the Board of Education of Unified School District #500. As a public library, KCKPL recognizes that the library serves all residents of Wyandotte County, no matter age or economic conditions. This service area comprises a large and diverse population that is challenged by high levels of poverty and poor economic conditions. The goals of the library speak to broad community needs, including adequately located, maintained, accessible and secure public spaces; to ensure that services being offered to patrons are current and meet the needs of a constantly evolving community; to ensure that KCKPL is a good steward of tax-payer dollars; and that all citizens of Wyandotte County have access to library services. .