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

CLASES DE CIUDANANIA GRATIS

Congratulations to all our citizenship program participants that received United States citizenship through the program! For more information contact Pat Wakefield at 417-793-5769.

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

Teens & Tweens Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Carthage Public Library    Tuesday July 17, 4pm

Teen movie night on Tuesday July 17! We'll be having snacks at 4 courtesy of Carthage Bright Futures and then we'll be showing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at 4:30. This event is for grades 7 and up. As this movie is PG-13, ages 13 and under need a parent permission form signed at the library to attend.

Teens & Adults: Escape The Library!

Carthage Public Library    Saturday July 14, 3:30 to 5pm

We're having an Escape The Library event on Saturday, July 14 from 3:30 to 5 pm. You must pre register and be 16+ to participate.

Bilingual Story Time

Carthage Public Library    July 16 10am

Join us on Monday July 16 at 10 am for bilingual story time! This story time is presented by Ms. Janine in English and Spanish and is geared for kids birth through 2nd grade.

English Storytimes Wednesdays and Thursdays

Carthage Public Library    July 18 and 19 10am

Join us on Wednesday July 18 at 10 am for our regular English-language story time with Ms. Sherri. We'll also have another duplicate storytime on Thursday at 10 am. These events are geared for kids birth through 2nd grade.

Upcoming Events

July 17 4 PM

Teens & Tweens Movie: GOTG 2

Staff    Teens & Tweens   

Teen movie night on Tuesday July 17! We'll be having snacks at 4 courtesy of Carthage Bright Futures and then we'll be showing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at 4:30. This event is for grades 7 and up. As this movie is PG-13, ages 13 and under need a parent permission form signed at the library to attend.

July 18 10 AM

Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

Join us on Wednesday July 18 at 10 am for our regular English-language story time with Ms. Sherri. We'll also have another duplicate storytime on Thursday at 10 am. These events are geared for kids birth through 2nd grade.

July 19 10 AM

Thursday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

Join us on Thursday July 19 at 10 am for our second regular English-language story time of the week with Ms. Sherri. These events are geared for kids birth through 2nd grade.

July 19

STEAM Activity Grades 3-6

Staff    Older Kids   

Kids in 3rd through 6th grade are invited to join us for a special event on Thursday July 19 starting at 3 PM. Enjoy a snack provided by Carthage Bright Futures at 3 and then enjoy some interactive STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) activity from 3:30 to 4:30 PM!.

July 23 10am

Bilingual Storytime

Staff    Ninos   

Join us on Monday July 23 at 10 am for bilingual story time! This story time is presented by Ms. Janine in English and Spanish and is geared for kids birth through 2nd grade.

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.