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Webb City Public Library

101 South Liberty Street

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The Webb City Public Library is proud to announce that we have joined the Missouri Libraries 2 Go Consortium powered by OverDrive. This brings 15,000 digital titles to our patrons in a more user friendly format.

The driving force behind the establishment of a free, public library in Webb City, Missouri, was a women's group called the Civic Improvement Association of Webb City. In 1910, the group approached the Carnegie Foundation to request a library grant. Their efforts were rewarded with a $25,000 grant. A lot was purchased, and a tax levy was passed to support and maintain the library. Grant Miller of Chicago, who had designed a number of other Carnegie libraries, was hired as architect. The building was designed in the Richardson Romanesque style and built of Carthage stone. Oak and stained glass decorate the building. Officially opened on 1 January 1915, the Carnegie building is still home to the Webb City library.


Ashley Martin

Friday, June 8, 2018
Beautiful and well kept building. Front desk lady was a grouch who informed me that the majority of the excellent condition books I was trying to donate to their sale would be thrown away, directly contradicting what anpther woman working there had told me the day before, and much to my horror.

Ryan Hunter

Sunday, March 25, 2018
Lovely old building. There is a good kids section. There is a fairly active genealogy club upstairs.

Christian Lindsey

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017
Today is my Moms birthday and I called to ask if they could tell her that her son said happy birthday and they did which made my now 53 year old Mom happy because I care. Really good service here excellent style and numerous books to choose from!

Heather M

Monday, Dec. 19, 2016
Great collection of audio books. Staff is lovely. Computer lab usually has an available seat. Love the huge study tables, and good WiFi means it's a great place to knock out some research! The book selection is OK, but if anything is missing you can order it through Missouri Evergreen :). Love the ancestry research area upstairs - truly a gem!

josh thompson

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Not a massive library however, to me that is more a draw than not. Staff is friendly, welcoming and eager to help.

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