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Library Cards & Reserves

The Crystal City Public Library has been providing the community with library service since 1916.

The Mission of the Crystal City Public Library is to provide all citizens of the community, from pre-school through adulthood, access to a balanced collection in print and in electronic formats which will enhance their educational, cultural and recreational needs.

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Library Procedures

Library Cards

  • Residents of Crystal City
    Cards are free for anyone living or owning property in Crystal City. Proof of residency in the form of a tax receipt or utility stub with current address is required to apply.
  • Non-Residents Cards
    A family card is available for a fee of $25.00 a year and $20.00 a year for senior citizens. Crystal City Public Library Cards may be used at the Festus Public Library. (Non-residents will be required to pay $1.00).


  • Lost Library Cards
    Replacement: $1.00

Library Materials

The library has the following loan periods for its materials:

  • Adult/Children’s’ Books: 2 weeks
  • Audio Books: 2 weeks
  • Audio CDs (music):  2 weeks
  • Video Tapes/DVD:  3 days
  • Magazines: 5 days
  • Reference Books  In-library use
Materials that are not on reserve or overdue may be renewed over the phone.


Patrons may ask that a new arrival or currently loaned book, video or audio tape be reserved for them. These items will be held for 3 days at the desk, after notification by phone. If not called for by the end of the third day the material will be given to the next person on the reserve list. Reserved materials will not renewed. For our patrons’ convenience a book return bin for returning books, magazines and vertical file materials, before or after library hours, is located on the sidewalk near the parking lot.

736 Mississippi Avenue
Crystal City, MO 63019

Head Staff

Tania Laughlin


Crystal City Public Library Director since 1996

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Why visit us

Computer Access

Thousands of books

Large Digital Archive

Wordprocessing, photocopying, printouts & more

Voter Registration

Story Time

Meeting Rooms

Library Hours

  • Mon-Thu 10 AM - 7 PM
  • Fri 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Sat 10 AM - 1 PM
  • Sun Closed
Holiday Hours May Vary

Online Libraries & Databases

Follett Destiny Online Catalog

Search The Crystal City Library Catalog

Wolfner Talking Book & Braille Library

Wolfner Library is a free library service for Missourians who are unable to use standard print materials due to a visual or physical disability.

HeritageQuest Online

Genealogy and family history research tool. Current Library Card required. In “barcode” section of login, type cc followed by your library card number. For example, cardnumber 1234 would be “cc1234” for access.

LearningExpress Library

EBSCO LearningExpress

LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.


This resource requires each patron to register their own account. Remote users will be asked for a library card number before registering. Please enter cc and four digit card number when prompted.

Adult Core Skills

Learn skills that will help you with basic activities you’ll encounter at an older age.

Career Preparation

Learn valuable skills to prepare you for a career

High School Equivalency Center

Getting ready for your state’s high school equivalency test? Learn how the resources here can help you prepare.

College Students

Prepare for college exams and sharpen your skills.

College Admissions Test Preparation

Prepare for SAT / ACT / PSAT, and more!

Recursos Para Hispanohablantes

Mejore sus habilidades escritas, orales y gramaticales.

MOREnet Online Databases

MOREnet Resources

Teen Health & Wellness

Real Life, Real Answers

Digital Literacy

Sharpen your digital communication skills

Financial Literacy

Financial tools and resources

eBooks, Digital Audiobooks, & More

Enjoy On Your Smartphone, Tablet, or Desktop

OverDrive - Libby

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and more from your local public library for FREE!

TumbleBook Library

eBooks for Kids!

EBSCO Host Journals & eBooks

EBSCOhost Databases

Explora High School

EBSCOhost High School eBooks Database

Explora Middle School

EBSCOhost Middle School eBooks Database

Explora Elementary

EBSCOhost Elementary eBooks Database

Driving Tests

Pass your DMV Written Test

DMV Permit Test

Practice for your written drivers test here

Services Available

Internet Access - 10 Stations

Internet users will be given a copy of the library’s Internet Access Policy and will be required to read and sign a Internet Access Agreement. *

Word Processing: 10 Stations

Great for typing up reports, formatting resumes, and more.

Typewriter (Electric)

If you need to type something up but are more comfortable with older technology


.25 per page

Computer Printouts

.10 per page black & white

Fax Service

$1.25 - First page/.50 - each additional page. (No charge to receive faxes of 5 pages or less)

Closed Circuit TV

For those with low vision

Automated Catalog & Circulation System

For checking currently available library holdings.

Meeting Room

Room available for private parties and meetings for a nominal fee – Reservations must be made in advance

Additional Services


Items not found in the library’s collection may be available from another library. There is no charge if the lending library is a member of our courier network, otherwise there is a postage and handling charge for any material borrowed.


The library accepts book donations; those not needed in the library collection will be offered for sale.


Registration is accepted during regular business hours with I.D. and proof of residency.


Monthly notification by e-mail of new items added to the Library collection.


A summer reading program for Preschool-6th grade is held annual from the middle of June through the end of August.


A Pre-school – 1st grade story time is held during the summer starting in July.

*For Internet Access – Users under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign on their behalf.  Users 13 to 17 may use the Internet unaccompanied with permission from their parent or guardian.

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