Get Your License to Drive and Read

A sign indicates a driver testing site is to the right. The Missouri State Highway Patrol logo is superimposed next to the sign.

There’s always a new reason to visit the library. This time, it’s to get your driver’s license!

The Christian County Library has partnered with the Missouri State Highway Patrol to offer written and driving skills exams for those seeking a license or permit. While you wait for a family member, you can grab some movies and board games for the weekend. Best of all? You can even sign up for a library card in the waiting room!

This unique collaboration is another way to meet the needs of our community and connect with individuals who may have never visited the library before. 

When are they?
Tests are conducted on Mondays and Fridays, from 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on a first come, first serve basis. Written tests must be completed ten minutes before closing. The last driving skills test is at 3:15 p.m. Motorcycle tests are conducted at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. when the pavement is dry.

Where are the tests given?
At the Nixa community branch. To access the testing area, use the rear entrance on the southeast side of the building (near Southern Bank). Park anywhere in the lot, but the closest spaces are on the south side of the building. The address is 208 N McCroskey St., Nixa, MO 65714.

A map displaying that the examination space is on the southeast corner of the building.



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What do I need to bring?
We encourage everyone to visit the MSHP Information Page for details about the exams.

Are there practice materials? 
We’ve got you covered. Click the link to access the driver’s handbook and practice tests.

How will I know if they are open?
The examination site is closed for all state holidays. In the event of severe weather, they will update their Information Page or you can call 417-942-8054.

I’m a library patron, what changes for me?
The only change library patrons should expect is slightly fewer available parking spots on Mondays and Fridays. The skills test does not occur in the parking lot. You may also see a highway patrolperson or two. Our drive-thru, collection, community and meeting rooms and hours of operation will not be changed. As always, our staff will be inside, ready to welcome you back and help you find what you need.

Four highway patrol officers hold an oversized Christian County Library card.

Have more questions? Contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol at (417) 942-8054,  or the library at (417) 724-6100.