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.
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.
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.
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 is pleased to offer citizenship classes to people interested in gaining United States citizenship. These classes are offered with the assistance of the Missouri State Library Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Steadley Trust. These classes cover material for citizenship examinations, along with language learning and basic computer use. We currently offer three sessions a week - advanced session on Mondays, and beginner sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Electronic textbooks and computers are provided by the library use in these classes. For more information, contact our citizenship class teacher Pat Wakefield at 417-793-5769.
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.)
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'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.
Join us for a Magic Show Kick-Off Event on June 1st at 10 AM or 3 PM for this LIVE event in the Library Garden! What else are we doing this summer? We'll be having storytimes in English and Spanish, teen and tween events, activities for ages 7-12 on most Thursdays, PAWS For Reading, a live animal show, a special event with storyteller Will Stuck, an event called BOOM!, a flash mob library party, and programming for infants, adults, and everyone in between! And that's just a sample... stay tuned.
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