SLPL Reopening

St. Louis Public Library is bringing back services to 15 of our locations.

  • Starting June 29, Baden, Barr, Buder, Carondelet, Carpenter, Central, Charing Cross, Divoll, Julia Davis, Kingshighway, Machacek, Marketplace, Schlafly, and Walnut Park will open:

Monday and Tuesday,  11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday and Thursday,  1 - 7 p.m.

Friday and Saturday,  11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Central Express will be open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

NOTE:  Cabanne Library will remain closed because of water and HVAC damage. Repairs are in progress and the building will open as soon as possible.

  • Curbside Pickup will be available at all locations except Central Express, Charing Cross, and Marketplace.


Can I browse the shelves?

Customers can browse the shelves for up to 30 minutes. Seating areas and meeting rooms will be closed.

Can I reserve a computer?

Customers may use public computers for up to an hour a day. Reservations can be made in advance. For reservations call 241-2288. 

Do I need to wear a face mask?

Customers who are nine (9) years of age and older must wear face masks in all Library buildings. Staff will also be wearing masks.

What about social distancing?

Customers and staff will be expected to practice social distancing.

Are returned materials being quarantined?

All returned materials are being quarantined for 72 hours. These items will remain on your record during this time, but you will never be charged any overdue fines.

Can I pay for a lost or damaged item?

We are not handling any cash or credit card transactions at the desks at this time. Customers can make payments through our website or mobile app.

Now that my nearest Library is open, I would like my holds held there. Can I get them transferred?

Yes, we can send your holds to whichever Library location you prefer. Just give us a call and we will take care of that for you.

Will the Library have a food distribution program this summer?

Yes, there will be three sites, Carpenter, Central, and Julia Davis. All three sites will distribute grab and go meals between 3 - 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

I would like to pick up my holds, but not come into a building. I usually ride my bike to the Library.  Can I do that?

Yes, we are offering curbside pickup at most of our locations. You can either drive up, pedal up, or walk-up; call to let the staff know you are there, and they will bring your materials out to you.

I need to print a document.  Can I still do that?

Yes, you can still do so using our mobile print services. Go to and follow the instructions. Your document can be picked up through our curbside service or inside your Library location.

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