Using the Library
Libraries are vital to any community because they serve as sources of information and are needed in the development of a democratic nation. We're often called the "cornerstone of democracy" - where anyone can seek the information needed to actively participate in civic life. Over 125,000 patrons annually visit our library and we strive to meet their various informational, educational, and recreational needs!
Please click the appropriate links below for more information about using our Library.
Library cards are FREE to any Ozark and Dale County resident, employee, or student. Out of county residents can obtain a library card for $15/year and replacement cards are $3/each. Click for more information on how to get your own library card!
The Library provides a variety of FREE services, such as checking out materials, providing internet access, exam proctoring, & document scanning. We also provide a few small fee services, such as printing, notarizing, and genealogy/local history researching.
The Library's online catalog is the key to accessing and browsing our available materials to check out. Patrons, using their username & password provided by us, can also view their accounts and place books on hold through the Catalog.
The Library provides access to E-books through a consortium with other libraries in the state. E-books can be downloaded to computers, e-readers, tablets, and phones.
The Library provides access to a wide variety of resources for all ages - databases for research, tutorials for homework help, Chilton Manuals for car repair, AncestryLibrary for genealogy research, and much more.
Check out what's happening at the Library with our Google Calendar, ODCL Information newsletter, and the Kids' Corner newsletter!