Welcome to our website

Welcome to the virtual St. Louis Public Library!  Over the past decade there has been a transformation of many of the ways the St. Louis Public Library serves our customers.  We now welcome thousands of visitors every day through  You come to us from all over the state, the nation and the world to find the Library’s resources and to learn about St. Louis.

Waller McGuire
Executive Director

This site is a major effort for the Library, and has been based on many requests, surveys and suggestions made by our customers.  You will find new features and new ways to discover the many resources the St. Louis Public Library has to offer you.

Our website is also a work in progress.  The St. Louis Public Library is always changing and growing, looking for new ways to fulfill our mission and be of use to you.  Over the next year we will be introducing new tools and possibilities through this site.  We invite you to keep returning and discovering what we have to offer.

Whether you are visiting from within St. Louis or from far away, we invite you to return often.  Whether you arrive online or walk though the doors of one of our 16 libraries throughout St. Louis, you have arrived at one of the best public libraries in the world.  We welcome you and hope you enjoy your visit.