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Daniel Boone Regional Library
Columbia Library: 100 West Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201
Southern Boone County: 109 Main St, Ashland, MO 65010
Callaway County Library: 710 Court Street, Fulton, MO 65251
Columbia Hours: 9:00a.m.-9:00p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9:00a.m.-6:00p.m. Friday, 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Saturday, 1:00p.m.-5:00p.m. Sunday
Southern Boone Hours: 9:00a.m.-7:00p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9:00a.m-3:00p.m. Friday and Saturday
Callaway County Hours: 9:00a.m.-9:00p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-5:00p.m. Friday and Saturday
Columbia (573)443-3161, Ashland (573)657-7378, Fulton (573)642-7261
Fax: Columbia (573)499-0191
https://www.facebook.com/yourdbrl/

Services: The library provides computers for word processing, checking your email and accessing the internet. There is no charge to use these computers, but you need an active Daniel Boone Regional Library card or a guest card (for patrons who live outside the service area). The library’s computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Free access to books, audiobooks, magazines, music CDs, newspapers, DVDs, electronic resources and other library material; ESL and Spanish language materials; consumer and government information; telephone and e-mail reference information; public access computers; story times for children; summer reading program for children, teens and adults; One Read community reading program; events and classes for children, teens and adults; tours; bookmobile service to rural communities, neighborhoods and licensed child care centers; home and nursing home visits for homebound persons; liaison with Wolfner Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped; eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, comic books, streaming music, TV shows & movies, continuing education classes, genealogy resources, yearbook archive and other online resources
Fee: None
Eligibility: Open to citizens of Boone and Callaway Counties
Intake Procedures: Call Outreach Department for mail, bookmobile, and shut-in service; walk-in or phone for other services
Required Documentation for Services: Proof of residency required for library card, some services available without a library card (reference services, magazines & newspapers, tax forms, etc.) Adults can apply online: www.dbrl.org/library-card-application
Geographic Area Served: Boone, Callaway Counties; Locations: Columbia, Ashland, Fulton
Foreign Languages Spoken: Spanish is spoken by some staff
Other Names/Acronyms: Columbia Public Library

Low Cost Internet Providers:

CenturyLink Lifeline

Lifeline is the FCC's program to help make communications services more affordable for low-income consumers. Lifeline provides subscribers a discount on monthly telephone service purchased from participating providers. The discounts, which can be applied to stand-alone broadband, bundled voice-broadband packages - either fixed or mobile - and/or stand-alone voice service, help ensure that low-income consumers can afford state-of-the-art Broadband and the access it provides to jobs, education and opportunities.
The Lifeline discount may be used for voice or qualified broadband service, but not both.
Lifeline discounts on voice services are available to participants of both state and federally recognized aid programs.
Lifeline discounts on broadband services are available to participants of federally-recognized aid programs and is limited to certain broadband services. Broadband speeds must be 20 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload or faster to qualify.
Standard Lifeline—provides federal monthly support of up to $9.25. In some states, additional monthly support is also available


Mediacom Connect 2 Compete

$9.95 a month.  Helping more families get connected.
Being online is critical in today's world. That’s why Mediacom offers the Connect-2-Compete program to make home internet more affordable for more students and families across the country.
Your home may qualify if:
  • Mediacom offers internet service in your community or area
  • You have at least one student in grades K-12 living at home
  • At least one child qualifies for free or reduced-price school lunch through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
  • You are not a current Mediacom internet customer and have NOT subscribed to our internet service in the past 90 days
  • You do not have an outstanding Mediacom bill or unreturned equipment**

Spectrum Internet Assist

The Spectrum Internet Assist program provides reliable, high-speed internet access at an affordable price for those who qualify.
Eligible low-income households can receive discounted 30 Mbps high-speed internet, along with Security Suite and an internet modem, at no additional charge.
Spectrum Internet Assist requires no contracts, and as always, there are no data caps or hidden fees.
REQUIREMENTS: One or more members of your household must be a recipient of one of the following assistance programs:
  • National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
  • Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the NSLP
  • Supplemental Security Income (for applicants age 65+ only)


Voluntary Action Center (VAC)
403A Vandiver Drive, Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 874-2273   Fax: (573) 874-9172

Services Provided: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - noon & 1 - 4 p.m. (by appointment only, please call for intake and to schedule appointment for no contact services)
Phones: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
SERVICES: Financial Assistance with: Missouri Birth Certificates, Photo IDs, Prescriptions, Medical and Dental Copayments, Food Handler Cards required by employer, Baby Formula for WIC clients, Gas for work and medical appointments, Work Uniforms required for new employment, Car Repair for employed individuals, Rent and Motel Assistance (based on availability and grant guidelines)
In-Kind Assistance: Emergency Food, Hygiene Products, Feminine Hygiene Products, Household Cleaning Products, Diapers and Wipes, Go COMO Bus Tickets, Clothing Vouchers, Safe Kids Car Seat Vouchers
Seasonal Programs: Homes for Computers (school-age children), Window Air Conditioner Exchange, Summer Fans, Lunch in the Park (summer lunch for school-age children), Back to School Health Fair (school supplies for school-age children), Warm Up Columbia (winter clothing), Holiday Program (holiday gifts and meals)
ELIGIBILITY: Client must be a current Boone County resident and gross income for everyone living at the Address must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.



SafeLink Wireless

SafeLink Wireless® is a LifeLine supported service, a government benefit program. Only eligible consumers may enroll in LifeLine. LifeLine service is non-transferable and limited to one per household. Documentation of income or program participation may be required for enrollment. SafeLink Keep Your Own Smartphone plan requires a compatible or unlocked Smartphone. Most GSM Smartphones are compatible. Offers vary by State and may not be available in all service areas. 
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