About The Library

Library Catalog

Carthage Public Library patrons have access to our local collection as well as materials from other libraries in the Missouri Evergreen consortium. You can visit our catalog at carthage.missourievergreen.org to browse, request, and renew books.

Download Ebooks & Audiobooks

Have a tablet, phone, or Kindle? We offer Ebooks and Audiobooks from popular and classic authors through Missouri Libraries 2 Go at www.molib2go.org. Plus, you can read lots of additional titles in your web broswer through our EBSCO Ebook collection.

Public Access Computers

We offer Public Access Computers for adults, teens, and children. We also offer free WiFi throughout the building. Early learning computers, news, research, and genealogy databases, printing, scanning, faxes, and other services are also available.

Digital Resources

Doing research? We offer databases from EBSCO, genealogy info from Heritage Quest and Ancestry Library Edition, digital newspapers through Newsbank, and more. Most of our resources can be accessed off-site from home! Click here for a full list.

Carthage Public Library

Citizenship Classes at Carthage Public Library

CLASES DE CIUDANANIA GRATIS EN LA BIBLIOTECA

Congratulations to all our citizenship program participants that received United States citizenship through the program! Citizenship classes are currently on hold while we host Summer Reading Program events, but they'll be starting back up in August.

Library Card

How To Get A Library Card

The Basics

To get a library card at Carthage Public Library, bring a document (ID, bill, etc.) with your name and current address to the front desk. There is no charge for patrons who live within the city limits of Carthage. Patrons who live outside the city limits must pay a yearly non-resident fee of $20 dollars. This non-resident fee covers all members of a household living at a particular address for the span of one year. We also issue internet-only cards for computer users (no charge to sign up or proof of address needed), and temporary cards for visitors (with deposit).

DVDs

Like Free Movies?

Come check out our DVD collection!

We've got lots of DVDs for all ages - from Cars and Mater's Tall Tales to Sherlock and Justified! More added all the time; come check them out! DVDs are located upstairs near the reference area and check out for one week with no renewals.

We have classics like Nirvana, Black Sabbath, and NWA now!

Like Free Music?

Come check out our revamped music CD collection!

We've rearranged and redone our music CD collection and we've added a ton of newer artists and old classics, with more to come! Music CDs are located upstairs near the reference area and check out for two weeks, just like a book.

News & Featured Events

Storytime Is Back

Carthage Public Library    Mondays and Wednesdays

We're back! Our regular English-language storytime with Ms. Sherri will resume on Wednesday, September 13th at 10 AM. Please join us for books, music and activities. Storytimes take place in the Community Room. All storytimes are focus on children ages 1-6. Due to a family emergency with Ms. Janine, we will NOT be having our Monday bilingual storytimes until further notice. We will keep you updated on possible rescheduling as soon as we have news. Our regular English-language storytimes will continue on Wednesdays - please see our library website at carthage.lib.mo.us for our programming schedule. Hora de Cuentos a Lunes se cancelado hasta nuevo aviso. Disculpa la inconveniencia.

PAWS with Peggy and Frosty

Carthage Public Library    September 16 10AM - Noon

Peggy and her dog Frosty will be here on September 16, 2017 from 10 am to noon.

Library Closed for Labor Day

Carthage Public Library    September 4

The Library will be closed on Monday, September 4 for Labor Day. We will reopen with normal operating hours on Tuesday, September 5.

Teen Night

Carthage Public Library    September 26 4:30-5:30 PM

Join us for teen programming on Tuesday, September 25th from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.

Upcoming Events

September 4

Programming Break

Staff    Everyone   

The Library will be closed on Monday, September 4 for Labor Day. We will reopen with normal operating hours on Tuesday, September 5.

September 11 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos [Cancelado]

Staff    Younger Kids   

Due to a family emergency with Ms. Janine, we will NOT be having our Monday bilingual storytimes until further notice. We will keep you updated on possible rescheduling as soon as we have news. Our regular English-language storytimes will continue on Wednesdays - please see our library website at carthage.lib.mo.us for our programming schedule. Hora de Cuentos a Lunes se cancelado hasta nuevo aviso. Disculpa la inconveniencia.

September 13 10 AM

Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

Our regular English-language storytime with Ms. Sherri will resume on Wednesday, September 13th at 10 AM. Please join us for books, music and activities. Storytimes take place in the Community Room. All storytimes are focus on children ages 1-6.

September 16 10 AM - Noon

PAWS with Peggy and Frosty

Staff    Younger Kids   

Peggy and her dog Frosty will be here on September 16, 2017 from 10 am to noon.

September 20 10 AM

Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

We'll be having regular English-language storytime with Ms. Sherri on Wednesday, September 20th at 10 AM. Please join us for books, music and activities. Storytimes take place in the Community Room. All storytimes are focus on children ages 1-6.

September 25 4:30-5:30 PM

Teen Tuesday

Staff    Teens and Tweens   

Join us for teen programming on Tuesday, September 25th from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.

September 27 10 AM

Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

We'll be having our regular English-language storytime with Ms. Sherri on Wednesday, September 27th at 10 AM. Please join us for books, music and activities. Storytimes take place in the Community Room. All storytimes are focus on children ages 1-6.

Contact

Contact Info

Email: carthage@carthagelibrary.net
Phone: 417-237-7040
Website: carthage.lib.mo.us
Address: 612 S Garrison, Carthage, MO 64836
Operating Hours: Monday & Tuesday 9 AM to 8 PM
Wednesday - Friday 9 AM to 6 PM
Saturday 9 AM to 4 PM
Closed Sundays

Carthage Public Library serves the City of Carthage, Missouri, and surrounding areas.

If you need assistance, give us a call at 417-237-7040 during normal operating hours, or email us at carthage@carthagelibrary.net.

Your questions, comments, and concerns are very important to us.

For privacy reasons, we may require your library card number if you have questions about your account.