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Curbside Service

Effective Thursday, July 1, Curbside Services will be available during Library hours and only by calling 314-994-3300. Simply arrive at the branch and park in the designated spot and call us. Staff will bring out your held material and place the items in your trunk. There is no need to call ahead or text and chat prior to your arrival.

St. Louis County Library offers curbside service at all 20 locations. Curbside service allows for contact-free pick-up of holds.

Curbside Service Hours

Monday through Thursday from 1:00-6:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Find the text and chat contact information for your branch

Pick-Up Holds Using Curbside

Placing Holds

Simply place holds on books, DVDs or any other library material by searching the catalog on the SLCL mobile app or at slcl.org. You will need your library card and PIN number. Choose any branch as the pick-up location. If you need help placing holds, please contact the library.

Once your holds are ready, you’ll receive an email notification with instructions for picking up the holds at your chosen branch.

Call Ahead and Self Service

Save time by calling ahead to pick up your holds at 314-994-3300. We will gather your holds, check them out on your card and have them waiting for you. You have two pick-up options:

  • Self-service is available Monday-Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. After you call we'll place your items near the front door with your name on them. Simply arrive at the branch, grab your items and go. No need to call a second time.
  • If you'd prefer traditional curbside service, park in a designated spot during Curbside Service Hours (above) and call or text us. Please tell us that you "Called Ahead."

Curbside Bundles

Miss browsing the collection? Try a Curbside Bundle! Give us a few hints about what you like to read, watch or listen to by submitting this form and branch staff will create a surprise selection for you. Staff will let you know when your bundle is ready to be picked up via Curbside Service. Please allow up to 3 to 5 business days for staff to select your material.

Picking Up Holds

When you are ready to pick up your holds, text or chat “READY” to the pick-up branch during curbside hours.

  • Text numbers and chat links unique to each branch can be found below.
  • You may also call the library. We anticipate a high call volume during this time. You may experience longer than average wait times when contacting us by phone.
  • Park in a designated curbside parking space and pop your trunk.
  • Library staff will ask you a few simple questions, prepare your items, and bring them to your car and place them in your trunk.

* You do not need a vehicle to use Curbside, but we do ask that you use good social distancing practices.

Text and Chat Contact Information

Curbside Service Hours:
Monday through Thursday from 1:00-6:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday from 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Branch Text Number Chat Links
Bridgeton Trails 314-756-0898 Chat Bridgeton Trails
Cliff Cave 314-697-4022 Chat Cliff Cave
Daniel Boone 314-697-3220 Chat Daniel Boone
Eureka Hills 314-697-3421 Chat Eureka Hills
Florissant Valley 314-697-4382 Chat Florissant Valley
Grand Glaize 314-697-4424 Chat Grand Glaize
Grant's View 314-697-4482 Chat Grant's View
Headquarters 314-697-4737 Chat Headquarters
Indian Trails 314-697-4883 Chat Indian Trails
Jamestown Bluffs 314-697-3329 Chat Jamestown Bluffs
Lewis & Clark 314-501-6522 Chat Lewis and Clark
Meramec Valley 314-697-4633 Chat Meramec Valley
Mid-County 314-697-4662 Chat Mid-County
Natural Bridge 314-788-3620 Chat Natural Bridge
Oak Bend 314-756-0462 Chat Oak Bend
Prairie Commons 314-788-3722 Chat Prairie Commons
Rock Road 314-788-3477 Chat Rock Road
Samuel C. Sachs 314-756-0727 Chat Samuel C. Sachs
Thornhill 314-756-0841 Chat Thornhill
Weber Road 314-788-3497 Chat Weber Road