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Monday-Thursday 9 am – 7 pm
Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

Phone Numbers
Main Number 660.646.0547
Children’s Department 660.646.0563

Library Cards
Library Cards are free for Livingston County residents or persons who pay property taxes in Livingston County. Those residing outside of Livingston County may apply for a non-resident card. The card cost $40 for a year or $12 for 12 weeks.

Identification and proof of current address are required to get a card. If you live outside of the county but pay property taxes in Livingston County, a tax receipt is required.

The Livingston County Library houses over 50,000 items including books, books on CD, DVDs, magazines, genealogical items and reference materials.

Library Staff 

  • Robin Westphal Director
  • Candy Warren Children's Librarian
Robin Westphal, Director
 Robin started at the Library in August of 2005.
Candace (Candy) Warren, Children’s Librarian
Candy  has been with the Library since August 2013.
  • Salina Skipper-Adult Services Assistant/Bookkeeping
  • Jodi Moore - Children's Services Assistant
  • Retta Darr- Library Clerk - Cataloging
  • Marsha Batye- Library Clerk - Circulation  
  • Connie Sallee- Library Clerk - Overdues
  • Doris Williamson- Library Clerk - Circulation
  • Amanda Fox- Library Clerk
  • Kayla Fox- Library Clerk
  • Kelley Jamieson- Library Clerk-Children's Library
  • Jean Looff- Library Clerk- Adult Programming
  • Jerry Moore - Custodian

Library Board

  • Marion Harter - President
  • Inger Young - Vice President
  • Lindy Chapman - Treasurer
  • Margaret Vance - Secretary
  • Betty Sue Radcliff - Member

The Livingston County Library Board of Trustees meets the third Thursday of each month at 1:30 pm. All meetings are open to the public.

Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library supports the Library by providing funding for programs and materials that the Library would otherwise not be able to afford. The members of the Friends also sponsor an annual book sale. Check the calendar for dates. To become a Friend of the Library, stop by the Library for an application or call Robin at 660-646-0547. An application is also available



The Livingston County Library is supported by a current property tax levy of 27.00 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. A small amount of funding comes from the State of Missouri. Donations from the Friends of the Library and individuals also assist in the funding of the Library.

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Library History
The Livingston County Memorial Library owes its beginning to the City Federation of Women's Clubs. The federation was organized March 20, 1920, with Mrs. Harry Minter as president. The City Federation membership was composed of the president and one elected member from the following clubs: The Culture, Domestic Science, Sorosis, the D. A. R., and PEO. The D. A. R. and PEO later withdrew from the organization as it conflicted with the by-laws of their organizations, but they continued their support of the library. The Fact and Fiction Club joined the federation in June, 1929. Read more>>>


Livingston County Library Mission
The Mission of the Livingston County Library is to provide quality materials and services which fulfill educational, informational, cultural, and recreational needs of the entire community in an atmosphere that is welcoming, respectful, and comfortable.



Library Departments

  • Interlibrary Loan - The library is able to obtain many books, videos, magazine articles and microfilm that are not available locally. There is no charge for borrowing a book or microfilm unless there are charges from the lending library. There is a $1 charge for obtaining a copy of a magazine article (entire magazines are not available). You must have a current Livingston County Library card to use this service.

    You can request an item at the Adult Services Desk at the Library or submit an Interlibrary Loan request online. Go to http://www.firstsearch.org/. The authorization number is 100-226-121 and the password is publicill. The link is also accessible through the library's "Electronic Resources” and is titled, “WorldCat InterLibrary Loan.”
  • Genealogy - The Library has an extensive collection of books and materials that relate to Livingston County history. Historic newspapers are available on microfilm as well as some census information. The George W. Somerville Room contains materials not only related to Livingston County history, but also records from other counties. The Library has for sale a publication called, “Getting Started In Genealogy” that has some tips and worksheets to assist with gathering information.

Missouri State Library
The major functions of the State Library are: to provide direct library and information service in support of the executive and legislative branches of Missouri state government, to provide library service to blind and physically handicapped residents of Missouri, and to promote the development and improvement of library services throughout the state.

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Livingston County Library
450 Locust Street, Chillicothe, MO 64601
Phone: 660.646.0547
Fax: 660.646.5504
Children's Services: 660.646.0563
Email: librarian@livingstoncountylibrary.org