Service Area

Established in 1959, the Daniel Boone Regional Library (DBRL) system provides public library services to two districts, defined by state statute.

  • Callaway County Library District
    All of Callaway County.
  • Columbia and Boone County Library District
    All of Boone County outside the 1965 Centralia city limits.

A contract binds our two member library districts into a regional library system under the authority of the Revised Statutes of Missouri (RSMo) 70.210, and the board operates under an adopted set of bylaws.


DBRL’s fiscal year runs January-December. The system is funded primarily through property tax income. State aid, interest income, grants, donations, copier/printer income, and other miscellaneous income make up the rest of the system’s operating revenue.

Annually, each district board sets its operating tax levy higher or lower as allowed by state law, but cannot exceed the maximum tax rate approved by the voters in each library district. DBRL receives and manages the property tax income for each library district through an approved regional library contract under the authority of the Revised Statutes of Missouri (RSMo) 70.210.

Service Points