Departments – Library

Seymour Missouri Community Library

Address:  320 East Clinton
Phone:  417.935.4193
Fax:  417.935.2408
Email:  library@seymourmissouri.org

Hours: 

Monday:  10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tuesday:  10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wednesday:  10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday:  10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Friday:  10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday

EXCITING NEWS! The Library has upgraded it’s internet WiFi connection and patrons can now connect to the internet while outside of the building. The signal has been enhanced to reach as far as the east side of the parking lot. Please visit the library during operating hours to obtain the WiFi password.


Online Resources – MORE.net: 

EBSCOhost, Gale, HeritageQuest, Job & Career Accelerator, Popular Software Tutorials and Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success are provided to MOREnet members through funding by the Missouri General Assembly for the REAL Program. This appropriation is made to the Secretary of State’s Office and is administered by the Missouri State Library. LearningExpress Library is funded through Basic and Full Service MOREnet Membership Fees.

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A Brief History

The Seymour Library was established in 1929 in a small building just off the North West corner of the square that is presently the home of the Arts Council and the Greater Seymour Area Foundation. The new facility is centrally located and is within walking distance of the YMCA, Seymour grade school, middle, and high school.

The original facility was home to about 200 books and library materials. Our library now offers in excess of 9000 items for patrons to use. The new library was built entirely through donations raised primarily in the Seymour community. In 1993 Blaine Childress, a Seymour native, provided $300,000 for the library to earn income for operational expense. Fundraising efforts then began and the community raised the matching $300,000 to construct the library. Ground was broken in the October 1997 and the library was complete and open for business on August, 1998.

Featured at the library is a state of the art computer system with high speed T1 lines to deliver internet service to eight computers available for use in the library. The card catalogue is fully accessible from the computer with a searchable database. Inter-library loans are offered through the Webster County library with requested materials being delivered to Seymour for patrons to use.

You will find offered not only books, but audio books, video, large print material, magazines, reference and a children’s section with a wide variety of materials. Many events are sponsored by the library; including children’s story time featuring a local community member reading to the children, poetry readings, holiday themed functions such as the Easter egg hunt, computer tutorials, workshops and various special events. Check the number listed above for current information and this website for future updates.