McDonald County Library Temporarily Closes in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic


 In an effort to be proactive in protecting the health and safety of our patrons, staff, and community during the COVID-19 outbreak, the McDonald County Library is closing beginning 4pm March 17, 2020 until further notice.

The decision was difficult to make.  We care deeply about being available for our community members, recognizing that the Library and its services are invaluable; however we feel this is the responsible thing to do at this time.  Closings are inevitable, and the longer we delay, the less benefit is derived.  We hope that this decision – and similar action being taken by other organizations – will maximize the benefits of recommended social distancing.

The Library’s administrative team will continue to monitor developments and respond accordingly.  Follow us on Facebook and check our website for updates.

Patrons still can access the Library’s digital resources, including e-books, e-magazines, and downloadable audiobooks, as well as online research and learning tools.




  • Pineville Hours
    Monday – Friday: 9:00-6:00
    Saturday: 9:00-1:00
    Sunday: Closed
  • Noel Hours
    Monday-Thursday: 10:00-5:00
    Friday: 10:00-3:00
    Saturday-Sunday: Closed
  • Southwest City Hours
    Sunday-Monday: Closed
    Tuesday-Thurs: 10:00-6:00
    Friday: 1:00-6:00
    Saturday: 10:00-3:00

In case of inclement weather, the library will be closed when the McDonald County Schools are closed.

After the first day, we will evaluate the road conditions and will reopen as soon as possible, even if the schools remain closed. If we are closed, no overdue fines will be accrued that day.

  • Pineville
    808 Bailey Rd
    Pineville, Missouri
    Phone: (417)-223-4489
    Fax: (417)-223-4011
    Facebook: McDonald County Library
  • Noel
    626 Johnson Rd,
    Noel, Missouri
    Phone: (417)-475-3223
    Fax: (417)-475-3223
  • Southwest City
    102 N Main St,
    Southwest City, Missouri
    Phone: (417)-762-7323
    Fax: (417)-762-7322
    Facebook: Anne Croxdale Memorial Library

McDonald County Library serves a county population of 23,000. The main library, built in 1984, is located in the center of Pineville. There are two branches, one in Noel, which opened in the late 90’s, and the newest facility in Southwest City, opened in 2011.

Can I Get A Library Card?

Yes, if you are a resident over the age of 16 and can provide a photo ID with a McDonald County address.

Yes, if you are a resident under the age of 16 and have your parent/guardian’s signed permission.

Yes, if you are a non-resident who owns property (real estate) in the county and can provide property identification.

Yes, if none of the above apply and you pay $10 for a year or $3 for three months for your entire family.

We also have a reciprocal agreement with Newton County Libraries. If you show us your Newton County Library Card, we will waive the $10 fee.