SLPL Buildings Reopen


All St. Louis Public Library buildings are open to the public, as of Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

Hours for in-person service are 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, 1-7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Baden, Barr, Buder, Cabanne, Carondelet, Carpenter, Central, Charing Cross, Divoll, Julia Davis, Kingshighway, Machacek, Marketplace, Schlafly and Walnut Park. Central Express hours are 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

In addition to in-building service, Curbside Pickup, opens a new window service is available at all locations, excluding Charing Cross, Central Express and Marketplace.

Customers are limited to 30 minutes in the building. Individuals using a computer are allowed 60 minutes in the building.

Public restrooms are open, but water fountains remain closed. Seating areas and meeting areas remain closed and all in-person programming remains canceled.

Both Customers and Staff must wear masks inside the Libraries at all times. This applies to all individuals five (5) years of age and older. Unfortunately, SLPL will refuse admittance to anyone not wearing a mask. Masks are available for those who do not have one. Customers and Staff are expected to practice social distancing within the buildings.

Staff members are screened prior to each shift for the protection of customers and colleagues. Access in the buildings is controlled and limited. Advanced disinfecting and sanitizing methods are used throughout the buildings. Hand sanitizers are available inside each location. The Library is continuing to use federal, state and local recommendations and guidelines to protect our Customers and Staff.