Welcome to Caruthersville's Lifelong Learning Center

Caruthersville Public Library contains over 25,000 books, along with numerous magazines, videos, computers for public use, two conference rooms - one with a large-screen smart television - and the Baxter Southern Auditorium, which is a 104-seat theater/auditorium with projection screen and internet capability for conferences and events. The library also contains a children's room with books on a variety of reading levels, from board books and easy reading to juvenile fiction and non-fiction, and a genealogy room houses hundreds of volumes for various states, along with a microfilm reader and a designated computer.

Library cards are available free of charge for all citizens living within the city limits of Caruthersville. Those who lives outside of Caruthersville may receive a card for $20.00 a year for the entire family to use.

Copies are available for .25 each; To fax a document, the charge is $1.00 a page and receiving a fax is .25 a page. Scanning is available as is notary service for $2.00.

Conference rooms may be reserved by calling the library or checking with the circulation desk during open hours.

We are honored to accept your donations in honor of or in memory of a friend or loved one. Our circulation desk is happy to help you with the details and we will send a card to the family and also list your contribution in the newspaper.

The Pemiscot County Historical Society is housed in our building and is open to the public on Monday and Tuesday afternoons from 1-3 p.m.

We are always happy to accept your old or read books and magazines in good condition. This enables you to find a good home for materials you are wanting to get rid of and help us to share items like magazines that we may not have with other patrons. If the books can fill a need in the collection, they may be added to the shelves; otherwise they will be placed on the "For Sale" cart. Thank you in advance!

Books and materials discarded from the library are for sale on portable carts in the lobby for .25 each.

Friends of the Library always welcome new members and new ideas. Check at the circulation desk for information.

We hope you will visit Caruthersville Public Library and it is our goal to make it an enjoyable stay for you and your family. We are always striving to improve, so feel free to share your suggestions and ideas to make YOUR library better serve your needs.