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.
Check out our databases! You can access most of these resources at home with your Carthage Public Library card - just click the links from our web page and enter your card number if prompted. We have a new Ebook collection from EBSCO, and lots of reliable medical info from Consumer Health Complete. We also have targeted resources for elementary students, middle school students, high schoolers, educators, and the general public through EBSCO's new Explora interface.
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, with more to come! Music CDs are located upstairs near the reference area and check out for two weeks, just like a book.
PAWS for Reading is a program that allows children to read aloud to a therapy dog in order to improve reading and communication skills. Children read individually to trained therapy pets (and their handlers) in the library where they can feel comfortable, confident, and have fun. After all, a dog never corrects you or makes you feel awkward if you stumble! Virginia and her dog will be visiting Carthage Public Library on February 6, 2016 from 10 AM to noon.
The upstairs Reference area and surrounding collections will be closed for building maintenance and repair starting Monday, February 8, 2016. The library will remain open during this work. Some materials and services may be unavailable until the work is completed. We thank you for your patience.
PAWS for Reading is a program that allows children to read aloud to a therapy dog in order to improve reading and communication skills. Children read individually to trained therapy pets (and their handlers) in the library where they can feel comfortable, confident, and have fun. After all, a dog never corrects you or makes you feel awkward if you stumble! Peggy and her dog will be visiting Carthage Public Library on February 20, 2016 from 10 AM to noon.
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