Get a Library Card
Adults (18+) can request a library card online. We’ll mail your card along with instructions for activating your card. Click here for a printable library card application.
Library Card FAQ’s
When applying for a library card, please have a photo ID and a valid proof of address available.
All residents of Cole and Osage Counties, ages 5 and up, are eligible for a Library card. Missouri River Regional Library also has reciprocal agreements with Daniel Boone Regional Library, Scenic Regional Library, Heartland Regional Library and Price James Memorial Library in Tipton.
Patrons of these libraries may use MRRL facilities at no charge and in exchange, MRRL patrons may use their facilities. Other Missouri residents may also use MRRL for an annual fee. Currently, the fee is $50 for an individual card or a family card.
Applicants age 5 to 17 years must have a parent or legal guardian sign the application.
Applicants age 18 and up must present an ID (Drivers license, school ID, voter ID, etc.) with current address.
College students attending local universities may obtain a 1 year temporary card with proper student ID.
State legislators may also apply for a card.
Resident cards expire two years from issue date and are nontransferable. Only YOU may use your Library card. Please be aware that you will need the ID and current address information when you apply for a card.
Books, books on tape, music CDs, and movies may be checked out for 3 weeks. Walk-In Best Sellers, and some DVD’s may be checked out for 7 days.
You may check out 100 items at a time. However, other items do have the following limits: Videos/DVDs, Books on CD, Magazines and Music CDs – 6; Walk-in Bestsellers – 2
You may renew your items by coming in, renewing online, or calling the circulation desk at 573-634-2464 before the due date.
You can click on the MRRL Catalog link, then click on “My Library Account” to get to your account information. You will be asked for your library card number.
You have several options:
- Renew your items online, using our catalog.
- Call the circulation desk at 573-634-2464 and renew your items over the phone.
- Drop your items off at a drop box or branch location.
MRRL charges $.20 per day, per item, for overdue items.