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The Columbia Public Library will be closed Sunday, April 20 for Easter.

Columbia Renovation Update:
The third floor reading room is closed. Concrete work is taking place on the north entrance plaza, but the north entrance is still accessible via a temporary walkway.

Library News

From the Director - March 2009

Melissa Carr, DBRL Director

In the current economic climate, when many people are looking for jobs or trying to cut back their spending, we’re responding to these needs by offering new services and promoting some of our long-standing services. Read more »

New Service: Suspend Your Holds

So many books.

Now there's a new feature you can use to help you manage your holds through your online library account. Use the "Suspended Holds" service if you will be unable to pick up library materials but want to maintain your position in the holds list. Read more »

Event Highlight: Superhero Summit MMIX

A local superhero poses at the library.

Young superheros met for a summit at the Columbia Public Library on January 20 to exchange wardrobe tips and network against evil. Please do not press library staff to reveal any secret identities. Read more »

DBRL Celebrates 50 Years of Library Service

The demonstration bookmobile, funded by the Missouri State Library, stopped at McBaine and other rural towns in the summer of 1957.

The Daniel Boone Regional Library was founded 50 years ago, in 1959, after a grant-funded regional bookmobile experiment created a lot of enthusiasm for library services in our community. Read about some highlights of our past 50 years and view some photos from our archives. Read more »

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