Covid-19 Policies and Procedures

Covid-19 Policies and Procedures

In response to Covid-19, the library has made several changes to keep our patrons and staff safe. You can find a guide to these changes below.


The library has adjusted hours in response to Covid-19. We are open to the public at the following times:

Monday: 8:30am – 5:30pm

Tuesday: 8:30am – 5:30pm

Wednesday: 8:30am – 5:30pm

Thursday: 8:30am – 5:30pm

Friday: 8:30am – 5:30pm

Saturday: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Sunday: Closed

Curbside & Mailing Services

Curbside: To use curbside service, call 573-769-2830 or email to place a hold. You can request specific items, or have library staff pick titles for you.

We offer printing, copying, and faxing services. Bring your library card to be placed on a public computer, or a $3.00 fee as a guest pass is offered without a library card.

Mailing: The Marion County Library is able to mail a limited amount of books to homes of patrons not comfortable venturing out. For more information, please call the library (573-769-2830).

Fines, Fees, & Donations

All late fines and fees are being waived at this time. If you receive a late notice or a fine, please disregard this notice.

The library is now accepting donations.  Please call to schedule a time of drop off.

Safety Procedures

We have several new procedures in place to keep our patrons safe. Our library is open to the public. However, patrons will be asked to use hand sanitizer before browsing and will be asked to use a mask or face covering.

Our public computers are available for use, but use is limited to one hour. Computer areas will be disinfected after each use.

All returned materials MUST be placed in the outside drop box (EXCEPT electronic items such as iPads, Launchpads, Hotspots, CD players and headphones).


Currently, we are starting in-person library programs, but space is limited. This includes Story Time, Pizza & Pages, and Book Talk. You can call the library to get more information on these events.