Webb City's Public Library was created in 1913. The library received a $25,000.00 grant from the Carnegie Corporation to construct the facility. The library was dedicated on January 1, 1915. It is constructed of native Carthage limestone in a Richardson Romanesque style. The architect acknowledged Webb City's dominant industry at the time by incorporating local mining rock in the entry façade.
The Webb City Public Library serves as a learning center for all residents of our community. The library offers user-friendly state-of-the-art access to information and a wide variety of materials to assist students and independent learners. The library encourages lifelong learning and is a place for personal development and discovery, which empowers every citizen in our community.
Residents of the WCPL library district may be issued a library card free of charge and are entitled to all services provided by the WCPL.
Any person residing outside the WCPL library district but owning a business and/or property and paying property taxes within the WCPL library district may receive a library card free of charge upon proof of tax payment and identity and will be entitled to the same services as residents of the WCPL service area.
A non-resident fee will be collected from non-resident patrons upon proof of identity and residence and after completing a library card application. Annually, upon the anniversary date of the issuance of the card, the card may be renewed with the payment of the non-resident user fee.
We offer 2 types of library cards
1) Adult: Age 18 or over with a checkout limit of 12 items
2) Juvenile: Under 18 with a checkout limit of 12 items
To obtain a library card you will have to come into the library so we can get your account set up. However, you can now fill out most of the application online by clicking HERE. If you use this method please let staff know so we can pull up the account.
Fees & Charges
Non-Resident Fee- $25.00 per household
Computer printouts and copies- $0.10 per page black; $0.20 per page color
Mobile Printing- instructions found Here.
Fax Services- Sending $1.00 first page, $0.10 each additional page; Receiving $0.10 per page
Unless the fees are substantial we cannot accept any bills larger than $20.
For fees over $1.00 we can accept a credit card.
101 S Liberty St, Webb City MO 64870.
Phone: (417) 673- 4326
Fax: (417) 673- 5703
Library Hours: MWFSa 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; TTh 8 AM to 8:00 p.m.; closed Sunday.