September 4th, 2020


The McDonald County Library is now open.

The library would also like to wish all returning students and teachers a happy and safe school year!

As we jump into this new normal, visits to the library will be a little different.

Normally, the library would have big crowds after school, but right now with all the CDC guidelines in place, it makes visiting the library after school a bit more challenging. We are happy to help guide parents and students through those visits when we open.  We are also happy to welcome students back in our buildings, but we will have age limits and time restrictions in place to help protect them, as well as our other patrons.


  1. All students under the age of 13 must have a guardian with them while in the library.


  1. Current capacity based on CDC guidelines and load factors, including all staff and patrons is 10 people at a time.


  1. All patrons, including students, are asked to keep their visits inside to a maximum of half an hour.


  1. Computers are limited due to social distancing requirements. They will be available by appointment only. Students are welcome to use our Wi-Fi network with their own devices.


  1. We encourage all patrons ages 9 and up to social distance and wear a face mask covering their mouth and nose while in the building.


  1. Currently, there is no in-person programming offered to patrons or for after-school hours.


  1. Tutors may use our reading room for 1 hour a day. If a tutor would need additional time, they would be asked to schedule a time for the use of our reading room, provided the room is available.


  1. Those families who are homeschooling are asked to contact the library to arrange times to utilize the facilities and ensure any needed technology is available for them at the time of their visit.


  1. We are happy to prepare collections for teachers to check out for their classroom and students.  Please contact the library and we will work directly with you to arrange.


  1. We are quarantining all items upon their return for 72 hours for everyone’s protection. We ask that you continue to place all library materials in our drop-box. Please do not visit the library or return items if you are experiencing symptoms or are waiting for test results.  We will be happy to renew any items out that are on your account.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. If you have concerns, please reach out to the library and we will be glad to assist!

We want to encourage everyone to make use of our online materials available through our website!
Also, please remember that our hours vary at each location and curbside pick-up is still available.

Wishing you all the best,

McDonald County Library Staff and Board of Trustees





  • 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.