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.
Heritage Quest is a comprehensive database of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s. Please note: to access from home, you must click the link to Heritage Quest from our website and enter your library card number when prompted. If you are on-site at the library using the library's public computers or WiFi, you may be automatically be recognized with no card number necessary.
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.
Kids and teens grades 3 and up are invited to join us on July 7, 2016 from 2 to 4 PM for a Scavenger Hunt! Show your skills on where to locate things in and around the library. We will have separate scavenger hunts for our Children and Teens, so go to the department that bests fits your needs.
Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 2 PM, we're having a movie event for children, teens, and families. Thunder Struck, starring Kevin Durant, will be showing on the big screen at Carthage Public Library. Join us for popcorn and a show!
PAWS for Reading is a program that allows children to practice reading aloud to a therapy dog in the library and have fun! After all, a dog will not correct them or make them feel awkward if they stumble. Peggy and her dog will be visiting us on Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 10 AM 'till 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