Historic Building with a High Tech Future

Curbside Wi-Fi and Laptops at the Library.

The Margaret Carder Library has been continuing our efforts to provide as many services as possible while our doors remain closed to the public.

We have installed new hardware to extend range of the Library’s Wi-Fi so that it can be accessed anywhere in the parking lot. Also, we will be extending the hours that our Wi-Fi is available, which will be 6 AM- 8 PM, Monday – Saturday.

Also, we have repurposed two staff laptops as public computers that can be checked out for use on the Library grounds, or in the parking lot in the comfort of your own vehicle. The laptops have all the same functionality as our normal public computers, including internet access, printing, Microsoft Office, and creative software. These laptops will be physically tethered to the library while checked out, and are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after each use.

As a reminder, the Library offers curbside pickup for books and DVDs either by phone or through our website: www.MangumPublicLibrary.com. Our entire catalog can be browsed online, as well. We also have a wide selection of digital materials, including eBooks, digital audiobook, magazines, and even movies available through the “OK Virtual Library” on our webpage or the Libby app.

Curbside Pickup & eBooks Only

All City building have been ordered to remain closed to the public until further notice. During this time the library will still be offering curbside pickup services as well as eBooks and digital audio-books through the Libby app on mobile devices




It has been a while since we had an announcement to make, we were doing so good for such a long time! Unfortunately with the rise in COVID-19 cases in Greer County we feel it necessary to take a few appropriate steps to protect the general public and our employees.

Effective midnight tonight (July 15, 2020), all city buildings will remain closed to the public until further notice. This includes City Hall, the Police Department, Fire Department, and the Library. All city employees will continue to work from their offices but we are asking the public to call ahead of their visit to City Hall or any other city building to try and work any issues over the phone, this includes paying your utility bills, starting or stopping utility services, or dealing with traffic tickets. We can handle 99% of your needs over the phone, and for the 1% that we cannot do, we can make an appointment to meet with you in person. There will be no change to the current operating hours at the recycle center (Monday and Wednesday 8 AM to 3 PM).

We apologize for the inconvenience of these actions but hope you understand the reasons behind it. As of right now the City is not considering increasing our restrictions on businesses or mask wear, however that is subject to change at a moments notice. We ask that you please do your part to once again stop the spread of this virus, we recommend wearing a mask in public and that you continue to social distance to the greatest extent possible.

Further Closure

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in Greer County, The Margaret Carder Library is completely closed until further notice. All due dates and fines will be suspended until we reopen to the public. The City of Magnum has declared that all citizens should shelter in place until the 16th of April, except for essential activities. Future updates will be posted on our website and Facebook page.

Library Closure





The Margaret Carder Library will close to the public beginning Saturday, March 21, until further notice. Our top priority is the health and safety of our patrons, staff and community.

The library staff will continue essential internal functions of the library according to a news release. Here are additional details from the library:

  • Patrons may return items 24/7 to the book drop on the south porch of the library: however, we will not be able to check out any new items to patrons.
  • The library will extend the due dates of all items checked out currently until further notice, so that patrons can continue to enjoy those items with worrying about fines.
  • Patrons are encouraged to use the library’s downloadable e-books, audio books, magazines and information resources available online through our library’s website, MangumPublicLibrary.com.
  • All items on hold will remain on hold for our patrons through this period.
  • We will keep our patrons informed through Facebook and our Website.
  • Patrons will still be able to call the library with questions at (580)-782-3185 during the library hours, Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

We look forward to doing everything we can to continue serving our patrons while our doors are closed and welcoming them back to the library when this unusual period has been resolved and our doors are once again open.