There are 8 adult computers, 5 teen computers, and 3 early literacy stations available for patrons to use at the Centralia Public Library. We also have 6 laptops available for in-library use. You are welcome to use the library’s computers for personal word processing or access to the Internet. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parental approved form on file with the library. Please see library policies prior to computer use. 1-to-1 computer help is available by request (30 minute increments). It must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance, in order to ensure adequate staffing.
CPL has Free WiFi! Current password: welovebooks
Copy, Print, Scan, and Fax!
Print or Copy in Black & White: $0.25 per page
You must add money to your library card print account before the computers will allow you to print. Any money you add to your print account will stay with your account until you have spent it all or asked for a refund.
Please note that when copying from an original photo or flier, the reproduction colors will not be exact or quite as dark as the original. For more professional copies of color documents, you would need to make your copies at a company with photo quality copying. The library has limited capabilities when copying color documents, particularly photos. Color copies can also be printed form your original file, in order to have a higher quality end product, though some colors may appear different, depending on how compatible your design is with our copier’s color sequence (CMYK).
Fax cover sheets may be requested at the front desk, and they will be faxed with your document at no additional charge. Please allow for adequate time for your fax to process and a confirmation sheet to print. The process is not instantaneous and can be slowed down by how fast the fax machine on the receiving end responds to our system.
Librarians can scan short documents (1-20 pages long) and will email them to you at no cost. Large, time-consuming scanning project must be performed elsewhere, due to our small staff size, limited scanning abilities, and time restraints.
Day care delivery: (Free!)
The library is happy to deliver materials once a week to local day care centers. For more information call the library at (573) 682-2036 and ask to speak with our Youth Services Librarian, Caitlin Jeffries.
Interlibrary loan: (Free!)
The library can borrow books we do not own from other Missouri libraries, FREE of charge. Please contact Amy Hopkins at (573)-682-2036 or EMAIL AMY for more information or to make a request.
Please note: It takes 2-4 weeks to receive materials if currently available, longer if not.
The library has several shelves of large print materials available for easier reading. These resources are designated with a sticker on the spine that reads LP.
If we do not have the book you want in Large Print, please inquire about the possibility of using Interlibrary Loan (see above) to borrow the item from another Missouri Library.
Please print the above form. Then fill it out and bring it to the library with photo I.D. and proof of address (correct address on photo I.D., utility bill, pay stub, cancelled check, etc) Online Library Card Application Coming Soon!
The library typically has a notary public available on Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. There are 4 staff librarians who can notarize documents at the library, at no charge to the public. Please be aware that our student workers do not have their notary certificates, so we are typically unable to notarize on evenings, weekends, and holidays, as we often have student coverage at those times.
A Notary Public is an official of integrity appointed by state government —typically by the secretary of state — to serve the public as an impartial witness in performing a variety of official fraud-deterrent acts related to the signing of important documents. These official acts are called notarizations, or notarial acts.
Outreach service: (Free!)
The staff of the library will deliver and pickup books for any medically homebound patrons, as long as they are within the Centralia City Limits.
This 45-minute weekly storytime is geared for children ages 3-5. Find additional details about Panther Tales Storytime on the on the Storytime Page. For more information on Storytime classes, visit the Storytime Page, Email Cait or call (573)-682-2036.
The staff of the library is happy to proctor tests for any educational class that requires a proctor during testing. Test may only be scheduled during library hours. Please contact the library to make arrangements (573) 682-2036.