Kids Reader IconAvailable Services

Barton County Public Library provides the following services:

   -Adult Programs
   -Audio Books
   -Children’s Story Time


   -Inter-library Loans
   -Kids Programs
   -Magazines and Newspapers
   -Meeting Room
   -Movie Matinee for Adults
   -Online Catalog 
   -Online Databases
 -Teen Programs
   -Test Proctoring
   -Wi-Fi Hotspot


Meeting Room IconBessie McMurtry Meeting Room

The Library allows use of the meeting room by nonprofit civic and community organizations.
   -Laptops and a projector are available can be reserved for use upon request. 
   -Click Here to read the full Meeting Room Policy.
   -Requests must be scheduled through the library by calling 417-682-5355. 

 computer iconComputers/Internet
Public Access Computers and Internet Service is available free at all three Barton County Library Branches with a current library card.
   -Guest passes are available on a case by case basis.
   -Public Access Computers shutdown 15 minutes before our scheduled closing time.
   -Printing is available for 25¢ per page black and white and 50¢ per page for color.
   -Click Here to read our Computer Use/WiFi Policy

   -A copier is available at all of our branches.
   -The cost to make a copy is 25¢ per page.

 Fax machine IconFaxes
Faxes are 50¢ per page to send or receive (this includes faxes sent to toll free numbers).

 inter library iconInterlibrary Loans

Books that we don't have might be available through Inter-Library Loans.
   -Library district residents may request that Barton County Library borrow a  book or photocopy needed pages from another library through interlibrary loan. 
   -Response time varies and will depend on the source/lending library. 
   -If the book is not available through the courier system, there will be a $3.00 charge to help defer postage.  The source library may also charge for the loan.
   -Call us at 417-682-5355 to see if a book is available through Inter-library loan.


 Book iconLibrary Materials
The Barton County Library System has over 50,000 physical items and over 30,000 electronic materials in our catalog. 
 -New titles are added regularly.

-Digital materials are available through Freading and MOLib2GO

 -We subscribe to magazines and  newspapers for our patrons. Older issues of the magazines are available for checkout.

      Current magazine issues and newspapers are for in-library use only.

  -We have over 4,000 videos and over 1,000 audio books from which to choose. 
List of items available for circulation:

      audio Book iconAudio Checkout
         -Check out for three weeks
         -Limit of four audios per card
         -Overdue Fines 50¢ a day per audio  
 Book iconBooks/Magazine Checkout
   -Check out for three weeks
   -Some new bestsellers and award books may be limited to a one week checkout.
   -Limit of 10 books per card
   -Overdue Fines 10¢ a day per book/mag.
       DVD IconDVD Checkout
         -Check out for one week
         -Limit of four videos per card
         -Overdue Fines 50¢ a day per video
         -If under 14, you may only check out videos with parents or guardian.

      -Tablets are availabe for in-library use only.
      -They are pre-loaded with games and apps.
      -They can also be used to read MOLib2Go eBooks.
      -They are available at the front desk.



WiFi Hot Spot AvailableWiFi Hotspot

With the use of your library card, you can use our wireless Internet on your own laptop, tablet, or smart phone. 
   -WiFi vouchers are available upon request at the front desk.
   -Public WiFi is turned off 15 minutes before our scheduled closing time.
   -Click Here to read our Computer Use/WiFi Policy






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