Weapons Policy

Weapons Policy

All weapons are prohibited unless authorized by law.  Violators will be denied entrance to the premises or ordered to leave the building.

Approved March 20, 2018

Firearms restricted by § 571.030.1(1) and (8) RSMo. All other weapons prohibited.

By the Missouri Constitution and Section 21.750 of the Missouri Statues, firearms are allowed subject to federal law, on library premises except as prohibited by:

Section 571.030.1 (1) RSMo. (prohibiting the carrying of a concealed knife, firearm, blackjack or any other weapon readily capable of lethal use into any area where firearms are restricted under section 571.107, but now with respect to law enforcement, valid concealed carry endorsement or permit holders, or a person engaged in a lawful act of defense.


As defined by Missouri Law, “firearm” includes any weapon that is designed or adapted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive (571.010 RSMo).  The term “weapons” as defined in 571.030.1(1) include knives, firearms, blackjacks, or any other weapon readily capable of lethal use.