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.

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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! We are currently holding citizenship classes on Mondays and Wednesdays. 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

Storytimes

Carthage Public Library    Mondays and Wednesdays

Join us for books, music and activities. Our English-language storytime with Ms Sherri will be happening at 10 am on the following Wednedsays this month: 11/1, 11/8, and 11/29. Hora de Cuentos is a bilingual Spanish-English storytime with Ms. Janine and will be happening this month on November 6, 13, and 27 at 10 AM. Storytimes take place in the Community Room and are geared for children ages 1-6.

Library Closed for Veterans Day

Carthage Public Library    November 11

The Library will be closed on Saturday, November 11 for Veterans Day.

Library Closed for Thanksgiving

Carthage Public Library    November 23 and 24

The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24. We will reopen with normal operating hours on Saturday, November 25.

Teen Night

Carthage Public Library    November 14 4:30-5:30 PM

Join us for teen programming on Tuesday, November 14 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.

Upcoming Events

November 1 10 AM

Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

We'll be having our regular English-language storytime with Ms. Sherri on Wednesday, November 1 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.

November 6 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Ninos   

Hora de Cuentos is a bilingual Spanish-English storytime with Ms. Janine. Join us on Monday, November 6 at 10 AM. Storytimes take place in the Community Room and are geared for children ages 1-6.

November 8 10 AM

Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

We'll be having our regular English-language storytime with Ms. Sherri on Wednesday, November 8 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.

November 11

Library Closed for Veterans Day

Staff    Everyone   

The Library will be closed on Saturday, November 11 for Veterans Day.

November 13 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Ninos   

Hora de Cuentos is a bilingual Spanish-English storytime with Ms. Janine. Join us on Monday, November 13 at 10 AM. Storytimes take place in the Community Room and are geared for children ages 1-6.

November 23-24

Library Closed for Thanksgiving

Staff    Everyone   

he Library will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24. We will reopen with normal operating hours on Saturday, November 25.

November 27 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Ninos   

Hora de Cuentos is a bilingual Spanish-English storytime with Ms. Janine. Join us on Monday, November 27 at 10 AM. Storytimes take place in the Community Room and are geared for children ages 1-6.

November 29 10 AM

Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

We'll be having our regular English-language storytime with Ms. Sherri on Wednesday, November 29 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.