Free Library Use: Borrowing privileges are extended to all residents living within
a 25-mile radius of Kimberling City.
Registration Requirements: Identification of current address is required (driver's
license, utility bill, voter's registration, etc.) The signature of a parent or legal
guardian is required for library cards for minors (under age 18).
Resident Library Cards: Library cards are free to qualified residents. There is a
$1.00 fee for replacing a lost card. Card-holders are responsible for notifying the
library immediately if the card is lost or stolen.
Non-Resident Library Cards: Library cards are available to visitors from outside
the 25-mile radius for a fee of $10.00 for each six-month period. Identification
with home address is required.
E-books and Audio Books: E-books and audio books are available for download 24/7
from our shared collection web site at www.molib2go.org.
Reserving Books:KAL patrons may reserve a book at the front desk, by phone or from
this web site here. The patron's name will be placed on the reserve list for that
particular book in the order that it was taken and the patron will be called and
notified when the book is available for their turn on the reserve list. Books on
reserve may not be renewed. KALA members receive priority when reserving books.
Read more about becoming a KALA member here.
Check-Out Policy: Patrons may check out a total of not more than 5 books, audio books,
VHS videos, and/or DVDs at one time for a two-week period. Items may be renewed
for an additional two weeks by phone or in person if the item is not on the library's
reserve list. If renewing by phone, have your Patron ID number available.
Ten mass market paperback books may be borrowed at one time with no time limit on
return. Sign for them at the front desk and cross out your name when you return
Five e-books or electronic audio books may be checked out from our shared collection
web site at www.molib2go.org. Electronic books may not be renewed.
Return Policy: During library hours, please return books to the front desk. An outside
drop is also provided for after-hours returns.
Fees and Fines: Patrons are responsible for all materials borrowed on their card.
Beginning the day after an item is due, a fine of 10 cents per day will be assessed.
If library materials are lost or destroyed, the borrower must pay the replacement
cost of the item. Patrons with outstanding fines or fees, or holding overdue items,
must clear their account in full before being allowed to check out any other library
Internet Access: High-speed cable access to the Internet is available at no charge.
Reservations may be made in one-hour blocks in advance. Walk-ins are welcome when
no time is reserved. Wireless internet is also available. Pages printed from the
Internet on our color printer are 25 cents per page. Certain usage restrictions
apply. Those under 18 must have an Internet Use Approval form signed by parent or
guardian on file.
Children's Activities: Story hour for children ages 3 to 10 is held periodically.
KAL also sponsors a Summer Reading Program.
The play area and Children’s Sensory Garden are available to all during library hours.
The gardens were created by the Southwest Missouri Master Gardeners to inspire our
area’s young population to learn more about native helpful plants. Please respect
the gardens and use the assigned paths.
Adult Education Classes: From time to time, KAL sponsors classes of special interest
to adults. Suggestions for special classes are welcomed; contact the front desk or
view the calendar available on this web site.
Community Meeting Rooms:KAL has two large meeting rooms that can be combined into
one very large room and also a "board" room for meetings, events, weddings, anniversary
parties, club meetings, etc. Reservations are required and a rental fee is charged
based on size of room, use, etc. For more information and a downloadable application,
Volunteer Opportunities: New volunteers are most welcome for the front desk and
special events. Front desk volunteers must be computer literate and able to move
about the library and shelve books.