News and Announcements

You can now register for a library card online! - go to or click

A closeup of our 24-7 Lockers screen and a few of some of the lockersYou now have 2 options for placing your Holds. When you are on our website and wanting to put an item on Hold you can log into your account, when you find something you want then Place Request. You will need to select the Pickup Library you want by hitting the down arrow on that line. JOPLIN PUBLIC LIBRARY is the normal Hold. You will come inside to pickup your Hold. OR you can select 24-7 Lockers. When you select the Lockers you will be able to pick your Holds up at the 24-7 Lockers any time, doesn't matter if we are open or closed. Once you know your Holds are ready to be picked up you go to the lockers, just to the left side of the Entrance doors. Touch the word Checkout; either scan your library card or type your full card number in (starts with 2334). You will need to know your pin. Once you Accept your items, the locker door will pop open so you can retrieve your items. Close the locker and you can print your receipt and click Finish so the Lockers are ready for the next person to Checkout their items.

If you have any questions about our 24-7 Lockers, please stop at Circulation (to the right after coming through our Entrance, just after the book drop.)


We have a page that has our Facebook and Twitter posts, in case you do not have one of those accounts and want to see what you are missing. PLUS the page has info about our New Building prior to our opening including the camera link that still shows the time lapse video.


Overdrive eBooks and Audiobooks are here! You can click on Overdrive Overdrive Missouri Libraries 2 Go here or on our home page. They will help you get started with using it on your device. Check their webpage and look on the right side for the "Getting Started My Help!" section. Do you want to listen to audiobooks on your mp3 player? Do you have an eReader? (Kindle now does too.) Do you want to read eBooks on your computer at home? All you need is your library card and set up your device following MoLib2Go instructions and you will be able to download and read/listen on your own device. You can check out up to 5 items for 7 or 14 days. You can set your preference in your account on Missouri Libraries 2 Go page.

If you own a Kindle click on this link - Kindle Library eBooks


The web address of our Library Catalog is and if you want to use our mobile catalog and your phone does not automatically redirect you, use

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JPL Blog:
The Chat n Craft meets for free at the library every month, the 1st Tuesday, 5:30-8pm, in the Community West meeting room, working on all kinds of handwork and learning new projects. Come by and see what everyone is working on. We have newbies as well as advanced crafters in crochet, knitting, quilting, beading, much more. We also have a blog to help stay up on patterns, ideas, meetings, comments. Check it out at

Remember to check our JPL calendar for what is going on in the library (click on Calendar above), including the CnC.