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Monday-Thursday 9 am – 7 pm
am – 5 pm
Saturday 9 am – 4 pm
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
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.
- Robin Westphal
- Judith Cunning
Shoot Children's Librarian
|Robin Westphal, Director
Robin started at the
Library in August of 2005.
|Judith Cunning Shoot, Children’s Librarian|
has been with the Library since June,
Skipper-Adult Services Assistant/Bookkeeping
Children's Services Assistant
- Retta Darr-
Library Clerk - Cataloging
- Marsha Batye-
Library Clerk - Circulation
- Connie Sallee-
Library Clerk - Overdues
Williamson- Library Clerk - Circulation
- Kayla Moss-
Looff- Library Clerk- Children's Library
- Angie Fore-
- Jerry Moore -
Young - Vice President
Chapman - Treasurer
Vance - Secretary
Sue Radcliff - Member
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
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.
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>>>
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.
- 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
- 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.
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.