Welcome to the Library!
The De Soto Public Library has been serving the De Soto community since its beginning in 1935.
It is supported by a tax voted by the people living within the De Soto city limits. It is governed by a board of nine people appointed by the Mayor of De Soto.
Currently the library collection consists of over 32,000 items including books, audio books, movies, magazines and microfilm. The library also has a collection of local history, pictures and genealogical materials. We have 5,000+ people who have obtained library cards and are active users.
The Library has been a recipient of a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant via the Missouri State Library. This grant enabled us to purchase a new library management system, "DESTINY". Patrons will notice the new catalog. The system also provides a more reliable program for patron records, book records, circulation records and cataloging. Very soon you be able to access the library's catalog via our website. Keep your eyes open for it!
Betty Olson, Director