Sharing a building with the Joplin Public Library is the independently endowed and administered Post Memorial Art Reference Library. Visitors may browse the collection of reference materials devoted to art history. The reading room is designed to resemble a Renaissance-era English great hall, and it is furnished with European art and antiques from the Winfred and Elizabeth Post collection. The library also features monthly exhibits by area artists and collectors and other special events. Check the library’s website for more details.