Convenient Book Returns

Book Drop

Very soon, you won’t need to make a special trip to the library to return materials. This fall, we’re adding four convenient new book drops at select bank locations around the metro Columbia area. Read more »

From the Director - November 2011

Melissa Carr, DBRL Director

With everyone so busy these days, we want to make your library convenient, pleasant and easy for you to use. In recent months, we’ve completed more of the improvements we outlined in our strategic plan. These recent improvements help us connect you to each other and the world of information and ideas. Read more »

The Locker Experiment


On August 31, 2010 we cut the ribbon in Hallsville to mark the addition of the Library-To-Go pilot project. One year later, the numbers show that Library-To-Go proved to be a winner with use exceeding our expectations. Read more »

Interview With Columbia Library District Board Member MaryEllen Seivert

MaryEllen Seivert

MaryEllen Seivert is a member of the Columbia Library District Board. She has spent almost a quarter of her life serving on the library board. Professionally, she taught for years in the school of Information Science and Learning Technologies at MU. Though she’s formally retired, she still works part-time as a research consultant for the University of Missouri Libraries. Read more »

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