Columbia Public Library exterior

100 W. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65203

Phone: (573) 443-3161

Fax: (573) 443-3281

Passport Office hours

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MON: 9 am - 8 pm
TUE: 9 am - 8 pm
WED: 9 am - 8 pm
THU: 9 am - 8 pm
FRI: 9 am - 6 pm
SAT: 9 am - 5 pm
SUN: 1 pm - 5 pm


The main parking lot south of the building has 130 spaces including several for those with disabilities. The north lot just across Broadway provides an additional 104 parking places. View map of CPL parking lots.

Curbside Hold Pickup

The parking lot south of the building includes designated spaces for curbside hold pickup. Holds may be placed via the online catalog or over the phone. Learn more and view curbside pickup hours.

Passport Office

You can apply for a U.S. passport at the Columbia Public Library. The passport office is located by the second-floor reference desk, and service is available by appointment only. Call (573) 443-3161 to schedule an appointment. For more information, including a checklist of information you will need for your application, visit our passport services page.

Passport Office hours:
Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday: 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The Perk Desk

The Perk Desk offers freshly brewed Lakota Coffee as well as organic fair trade tea, hot chocolate, juice and soft drinks. We also sell other snacks.

Perk Desk Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Calming Room

A calming room for families is located near the Children’s Desk on the first floor. If your child is overwhelmed for any reason, or you’re looking for a private place to nurse, you can take advantage of this quiet space. Please check the room’s availability at the Children’s Desk.


Also Try:
Curbside Pickup
Friends of the Columbia Public Library
Meeting Rooms
Events at the Columbia Public Library