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.

Learning Express Library

Featured Resource: Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library is designed to help people succeed on the tests they must pass to gain citizenship, improve their testing skills or to further their education or career. Over 300 online academic and licensing practice tests including SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, Advanced Placement, civil service, military, real estate, law enforcement, citizenship, TOEFL, ESL and basic skills for elementary, middle and high school skills improvement and much more. Test preparation materials span ages from elementary through adult. This testing resource also provides instant scoring and customized feedback. Please note: to access from home, you must first sign up using our library computers. Once you create your account here, you can then access it anywhere you have an internet connection..

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.

Not just a bunch of Rod Stewart and Richard Marx anymore!

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, 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

Summer Reading Program: Louie From Springfield Cardinals

Carthage Public Library    June 1, 2016 10 AM - 11:30 AM

Our Summer Reading Program for adults, teens, and kids begins on June 1, 2016. To help kick off the event, Louie from the Springfield Cardinals will be at the Carthage Public Libray on June 1, 2016 from 10 AM to 11:30 AM.

Storytime Returns Thursday, June 2nd!

Community Room    Thursday June 2, 2016 10 AM & 2 PM

Storytime returns to the Carthage Public Library on June 2nd. We will be having two identical programs, one at 10 AM and another in the afternoon at 2 PM. Hope to see you here!

Summer Reading Program: Extreme Power At Memorial Hall

Carthage Memorial Hall    Wednesday, June 8, 2016 2 PM

As part of the Summer Reading Program, Extreme Power will be here to put on a show at Carthage Memorial Hall on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 2 PM. Ask Mrs. Sherri how to get the best seats!

Thank You

Carthage Public Library    May 27, 2016

Thank you to our patrons and the Community Foundation of Carthage for generously helping us reach our goal of purchasing a security system for our library.

Upcoming Events

May 25, 2016 1 PM

Carthage Public Library Book Club

Staff    Adults   

Interested in joining a book club? Come visit us in the Community Room on the last Wednesday of the month to discuss new releases and old favorites. For more information, contact patron Carolyn Wyatt at 417-358-3344.

June 1, 2016

Summer Reading Program Begins!

Staff    Everyone   

Our Summer Reading Program for adults, teens, and kids begins on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Stay tuned for more details!

June 2, 2016 10 AM - 11:30 AM

SRP Event: Louie From Springfield Cardinals

Staff    Everyone   

To help us kick off our Summer Reading Program, Louie, mascot for the Springfield Cardinals, will be visiting Carthage Public Library on June 1, 2016 from 10 AM to 11:30 PM.

June 2, 2016 10 AM and 2 PM

Storytime Returns!

Staff    Younger Kids   

Children's Storytime returns on Thursday, June 2, 2016 with two duplicate sessions - one at 10 AM and another afternoon session at 2 PM. See you here!

June 2, 2016 2 PM

Adult Summer Reading Program Event: Crafting 3D Puzzles

Staff    Adults   

Come check out our Adult Summer Reading Program event on Crafting 3D Puzzles! This event starts on June 2nd at 2 PM in the Reference area. This is a come and go event throughout the Summer Reading Program. Stimulate the mind by putting together 3D puzzles!

June 6, 2016 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos - Bilingual Storytime

Staff    NiƱos   

Hora de cuentos, lunes 06/06/2016 a 10 AM. Bilingual storytime returns on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 10 AM.

June 8, 2016 10 AM

Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

Join us for Storytime in the Community Room on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 10 AM. Also, since we know the room can be crowded, so we're having two identical storytimes a week on Wednesday and Thursday to make sure everyone can participate!

June 8, 2016

Extreme Power At Memorial Hall

Staff    Everyone   

Join us for a special Summer Reading Program event! Extreme Power will be performing at Memorial Hall on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 2 PM. (PSST: Ask Mrs. Sherri how to get the best seats!)

June 9, 2016 10 AM

Thursday Storytime (Duplicate Session)

Staff    Younger Kids   

Join us for Storytime in the Community Room on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 10 AM. Please note this is a duplicate of Wednesday's session with identical programming. We know the room can be crowded, so we're having two identical storytimes a week on Wednesday and Thursday to make sure everyone can participate!

June 9, 2016 2 PM

Kids SRP Movie Day: The Game Plan

Staff    Kids & Families   

Join us for a Summer Reading Program Movie Day. We'll be showing the movie The Game Plan (starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) on Thursday, June 9 at 2 PM

June 11, 2016 1PM

Adult Summer Reading Program Movie: When The Game Stands Tall

Staff    Adults   

As part of our Summer Reading Program for Adults, we'll be showing the movie When The Game Stands Tall on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 1 PM

June 14, 2016 4 PM

Teens and Tweens Anime Night

Staff    Tweens & Teens   

Teens and Tweens Anime Night. On the second and last Tuesday of each month from 4-5pm we will be watching an anime, always age appropriate. Come in and relax and watch some anime with other "Weeaboos". We also have some food and stuff like that.

June 28, 2016 4 PM

Teens and Tweens Anime Night

Staff    Tweens & Teens   

Teens and Tweens Anime Night. On the second and last Tuesday of each month from 4-5pm we will be watching an anime, always age appropriate. Come in and relax and watch some anime with other "Weeaboos". We also have some food and stuff like that.

June 30, 2016 2 PM - 3 PM

Teen Summer Reading Program Event: Mendhi

Staff    Teens   

Teen SRP Event! Come try your hand at Mehndi. It is a herbal paste that you draw on your skin with and it creates a natural, safe temporary tattoo. Give your inner artist a chance to let the world see your abilities (for 4-ish days.)

July 12, 2016 4 PM

Teens and Tweens Anime Night

Staff    Tweens & Teens   

Teens and Tweens Anime Night. On the second and last Tuesday of each month from 4-5pm we will be watching an anime, always age appropriate. Come in and relax and watch some anime with other "Weeaboos". We also have some food and stuff like that.

July 26, 2016 4 PM

Teens and Tweens Anime Night

Staff    Tweens & Teens   

Teens and Tweens Anime Night. On the second and last Tuesday of each month from 4-5pm we will be watching an anime, always age appropriate. Come in and relax and watch some anime with other "Weeaboos". We also have some food and stuff like that.

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.