An advertising campaign for a national chain of video-rental stores heralds the "end of late fees." How about the end of fees, period? For $25 -- the price of a basic membership -- the Kansas City Library allows movie lovers to check out one feature film for three days at no charge. (A $40 library "friendship" affords two freebies per visit.) Nonmembers can pay $1 to rent features or nothing for three-week glimpses of documentaries, concert films, instructional videos and the collected episodes of hit series such as Deadwood and The Jamie Foxx Show. All the branches carry a healthy selection of DVDs and tapes, but the video room in the new main library (a former bank) has display racks of classic and foreign titles as well as a vault door that looks heavy enough to stop time.