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What's New @ SLCL

Listen Up STL Call for Submissions

St. Louis County Library is seeking original music by local musicians to stream on our website as part of the Listen Up STL collection. Submissions will be accepted from August 1-31, 2020. The Listen Up STL collection features albums by local musicians representing a variety of genres including rock, jazz, blues, gospel and country. Learn more.

Branches Return to Curbside Only Service

St. Louis County Library will return to curbside only service starting Wednesday, July 29, 2020. All library buildings will be closed to the public until further notice to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Book drops will remain open, unless otherwise noted. All 20 SLCL locations will offer contact free curbside pick-up for patrons to retrieve books, movies and other library materials. Learn more

Digital Equity Initiative

St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page announced on July 23, 2020 that he would designate $4 million in federal CARES Act funding to the St. Louis County Library to establish a Digital Equity Initiative to help young people continue their education virtually. The funds will be used to provide Chromebooks, wi-fi hotspots, and virtual tutoring services to students and school districts in St. Louis County. Learn more. 

Samuel C. Sachs Branch Temporarily Closed

St. Louis County Library has temporarily closed the Samuel C. Sachs Branch after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The book drop will also be unavailable during the closure. Employees at all SLCL locations follow CDC and St. Louis County safety guidelines including wearing masks, practicing social distancing, limiting prolonged interactions between staff and patrons, installing plexiglass barriers, quarantining returned materials for 72 hours, and following enhanced cleaning procedures. When visiting an SLCL branch, patrons 9 years and older are required to wear a mask.

Summer Reading Club

St. Louis County Library’s Summer Reading Club starts June 1 and runs through August 8. This year’s club will take place exclusively online. The program is available for all ages. Participation is free and registration begins June 1. Learn more

Eye Exams & Glasses for Kids

Eye Thrive will send its state-of-the-art Mobile Vision Clinic to seven branches of St. Louis County Library this summer to provide free eye exams and prescription glasses to children age 4 through grade 12. Learn more.

Natural Bridge Branch Reopens

The Natural Bridge Branch will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 13. The branch closed on June 30 after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The building has been disinfected. We will continue to follow CDC and St. Louis County guidelines to help ensure the safety of staff and patrons. Learn more

New Eureka Branch

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Eureka Hills Branch was held on Wednesday, June 24. The new 15,000 square foot branch is expected to be completed in summer 2021. This full service branch will include a colorful interior, an interactive children's area, private study rooms, a teen space and a community meeting room, along with other amenities. Learn more.

History & Genealogy Department

The History & Genealogy Department is currently closed to researchers to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but there are a variety of remote and online services available. Learn more

SLCL Reopens

All St. Louis County Library branches open Thursday, June 18, with limited capacity and services. Patrons 9 years and older are required to wear a mask to enter the library. Visits are limited to 60 minutes per patron. Computer usage is limited to 45 minutes. Additional safety measures are in place. Learn more