News and Announcements

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

Have you took a look at the camera link of our new building site? You can see it live.

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 including the camera link. Go to our New Building page and check it out.

Besides our New Building (we heard the Grand Opening might be June 3rd, 2017), we will be getting a brand new website redesign. We do not have a date yet. More information to come.

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 now and if you want to use our mobile catalog and your phone does not automatically redirect you, use

Do you Pinterest Logo that takes you to the Joplin Public Library Pinterest page? Check out the lastest in Children's literature by following us on Pinterest,


CALENDAR OF EVENTS - Keep track of all the great JPL programs for Adults, Teens, Kids and Families. Check out our online calendar!

JPL Blog:
The Chat n Craft meets for free at the library every month, the 1st Tuesday, 5:30-8pm, in the large meeting room, working on all kinds of handwork and learning new projects. Come by and see what the ladies are working on. A few times a year we have a couple of men that come by to show what they are working on. We have newbies as well as advanced crafters in crochet, knitting, quilting, 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 or "online calendar" above), including the CnC.