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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Databases

You can search from home!

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.

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

February Maintenance and Closures

Carthage Public Library    February 2016 2016

The upstairs Reference area will be undergoing building maintenance starting Monday, February 8, 2016. Some materials and services will be unavailable until repairs are completed. Carthage Public Library will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 for Presidents' Day.

Children's Winter Reading Program

Children's Area    Winter 2016

Come in on January 11 to sign up for the Children's Winter Reading Program. As you complete the game board, you can win prizes! It will run through March 4th. Kick-off will include a showing of the movie Snow Dogs at 4 PM on January 11, 2016. This program is for children aged birth - 12.

Games & Puzzles Day For Grades 2 - 6

Carthage Public Library    February 12, 2016 3:30PM to 4:30PM

We'll be having Games & Puzzles day for kids in grades 2 to 6 on Friday, February 12, 2016.

Teens and Tweens Anime Night

Carthage Public Library    February 9, 2016 4:30 - 5:30 PM

We will be having Teen Anime Night on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 4:30 to 5:30 in the Community Room. Teens and tweens are invited to watch anime, have snacks, and talk about current Anime!

Upcoming Events

January 25, 2016 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Niños / Younger Kids   

Hora de Cuentos, Lunes a 10 AM. Come join us on Mondays at 10 AM for our weekly Hora de Cuentos (Storytime in Spanish) with Miss Pat in the Community room.

January 27, 2016 10 AM

Discovery Day

Staff    Younger Kids   

Instead of our regular Storytime, we will host an hour of Discovery. Children ages 1-5 are invited to participate in activities promoting independent discovery. Parent or Caregiver attendance is required.

February 1, 2016 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Niños / Younger Kids   

Hora de Cuentos, Lunes a 10 AM. Come join us on Mondays at 10 AM for our weekly Hora de Cuentos (Storytime in Spanish) with Miss Pat in the Community room.

February 3, 2016 10 AM

Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

Our regular English-language Storytime for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers will continue to be held on Wednesdays at 10 AM in the Community Room. Please join us every week for books, music, and activities!

February 6, 2016 10 AM - Noon

PAWS for Reading with Virginia

Staff    Kids   

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.

February 8, 2016

Reference Area Closed For Repair

Staff    Everyone   

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.

February 8, 2016 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Niños / Younger Kids   

Hora de Cuentos, Lunes a 10 AM. Come join us on Mondays at 10 AM for our weekly Hora de Cuentos (Storytime in Spanish) with Miss Pat in the Community room.

February 9, 2016 4:30 PM

Teens & Tweens Anime Night

Staff    Teens & Tweens   

On Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 4:30 in the Community Room we'll be having our monthly Teen Anime Night! Teens and pre-teens are watching Sword Fight, having snacks, and talking about current Anime!

February 10, 2016 10 AM

Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

Our regular English-language Storytime for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers will continue to be held on Wednesdays at 10 AM in the Community Room. Please join us every week for books, music, and activities!

February 12, 2016 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Games & Puzzles

Staff    Kids Grades 2-6   

Join us from 3:30 to 4:30 PM on Thursday, February 12, 2015 for Games and Puzzles day for grades 2-6.

February 15, 2016

Library Closed for Presidents' Day

Staff    Everyone   

Carthage Public Library will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 for Presidents' Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 with normal operating hours.

February 17, 2016 10 AM

Discovery Day

Staff    Younger Kids   

Instead of our regular Storytime, we will host an hour of Discovery. Children ages 1-5 are invited to participate in activities promoting independent discovery. Parent or Caregiver attendance is required.

February 20, 2016 10 AM - Noon

PAWS for Reading with Peggy

Staff    Kids   

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.

February 22, 2016 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Niños / Younger Kids   

Hora de Cuentos, Lunes a 10 AM. Come join us on Mondays at 10 AM for our weekly Hora de Cuentos (Storytime in Spanish) with Miss Pat in the Community room.

February 24, 2016 10 AM

Wednesday Storytime

Staff    Younger Kids   

Our regular English-language Storytime for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers will continue to be held on Wednesdays at 10 AM in the Community Room. Please join us every week for books, music, and activities!

February 29, 2016 10 AM

Hora de Cuentos

Staff    Niños / Younger Kids   

Hora de Cuentos, Lunes a 10 AM. Come join us on Mondays at 10 AM for our weekly Hora de Cuentos (Storytime in Spanish) with Miss Pat in the Community room.

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.