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Kimberling Area Library

Free Library Use: Borrowing privileges are extended to all residents living within a 25 mile radius of Kimberling City.

Registration Requirements: Identification with current local address is required (driver's license, utility bill, voter's registration, etc.) The signature of a parent or legal guardian is required for library cards for persons under age 16.

Resident Library Cards: Library cards are free to qualified residents. There is a $1.00 fee for replacing a lost card. Card-holders are responsible for notifying the library immediately if the card is lost or stolen.

Non-Resident Library Cards: Library cards are available to visitors from outside the 25 mile radius for a fee of $10.00 for each six month period. Identification with home address is required.

E-books and Audio Books:  E-books and audio books are available for download 24/7 from our shared collection web site at  No overdue charges apply to electronic books as they are automatically returned at the end of the lending period.  E-book assistance is available by appointment.


Reserving Books: KAL patrons may reserve a book at the front desk, by phone or from our online catalog here. To place a reserve from the online catalog, you must sign on with your library card number and phone number.  The patron's name will be placed on the reserve list for that particular book in the order that it was taken and the patron will be notified when the book is available for their turn on the reserve list. Books on reserve may not be renewed.  KALA members receive priority when reserving new books.  Read more about becoming a KALA member here.

Check-Out Policy: Patrons may check out a total of not more than 5 books, audio books, VHS videos, and/or DVDs at one time for a two-week period.   Items may be renewed for an additional two weeks using our online catalog, by phone, or in person if the item is not on the library's reserve list. If renewing by phone, have your Patron ID number available.   KALA members are allowed to check out 10 items.  

Mass market paperback books may be borrowed with no time limit on return.  Sign for them at the front desk.

Seven e-books or electronic audio books may be checked out from our shared collection web site at Electronic items may be renewed if no one is waiting on the item.  A renewal link will be available on the patron account Bookshelf 3 days before the item is due if renewal is allowed.

Return Policy: During library hours, please return books to the front desk. An outside drop is also provided for after-hours returns.

Fees and Fines: Patrons are responsible for all materials borrowed on their card. Beginning the day after an item is due, a fine of 10 cents per day will be assessed. If library materials are lost or destroyed, the borrower must pay the replacement cost of the item. Patrons with outstanding fines or fees, or holding overdue items, must clear their account in full before being allowed to check out any other library items.

Internet Access: High-speed cable access to the Internet is available at no charge. Wireless internet is also available.  Pages printed from the Internet on our color printer are 25 cents per page.  Certain usage restrictions apply.  Those under 16 must have parent or guardian approval.

Children's Activities: Story hour for children ages 3 to 10 is held periodically.  KAL also sponsors a Summer Reading Program.

The play area and Children’s Garden are available to all.  The gardens were created by the Ozark Master Gardeners to inspire our area’s young population to learn more about plants.  Please respect the gardens and use the assigned paths.

Adult Education Classes: From time to time, KAL sponsors classes of special interest to adults. Suggestions for special classes are welcomed; contact the front desk or view the calendar available on this web site.

Community Meeting Rooms: KAL has two large meeting rooms that can be combined into one very large room and also a "board" room for meetings, events, weddings, anniversary parties, club meetings, etc. Reservations are required and a rental fee is charged based on size of room, use, etc. For more information and a downloadable application, click here.

Volunteer Opportunities:  New volunteers are most welcome for the front desk and special events.  Front desk volunteers must be computer literate and able to move about the library and shelve books.

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