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Research Made Easy

The Catalog + Research feature on our website makes searching easy! Enter your search topic and find books, DVDs and audiobooks, as well as eMedia and research information from SLCL’s databases and online newspapers. If you are outside a library building, you must log into your patron account in order to access the Catalog + Research feature. Learn more.

eBook Embargo

Due to restrictions by Macmillan, the publisher of authors like Nora Roberts, J.D. Robb, Louise Penny, and Nnedi Okorafor, library eBook availability has changed effective November 1, 2019. St. Louis County Library will only be allowed to purchase one eBook copy of all new Macmillan books. Additional copies will not be made available to SLCL for purchase until eight weeks after the publication date.


Celebrate National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) at SLCL in November. All across the country, individuals are taking the challenge to write a novel in one month. SLCL will support participants with writing workshops and write­-ins at several branch locations. Learn more.

Kindergarten Prep

Find out what you and your child need to know before starting kindergarten-attend a Kindergarten Prep workshop at SLCL! Kindergarten Prep focuses on the skills necessary for a successful first year in school, such as cooperation, socialization and listening. Families who participate in the workshop will receive a bag with school supplies and a free book. Learn more.

Emergency Diapers Available at Two Branches

St. Louis County Library is partnering with the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank to provide families in need with emergency diapers. Starting August 26, the Florissant Valley and Lewis & Clark branches will serve as emergency diaper distribution sites where families can pick up a one-time supply of 50 diapers. Learn more.

New Sci-finders Kits

New Sci-finders kits are now available! These kits contain everything parents and kids need to engage in hands-on activities at home. New kits include amusement park engineer, prisms and atoms. Each kit comes equipped with learning activities and experiments. Learn more.

Metro Market Visits North County Branches

St. Louis Metro Market, the region’s only mobile farmer’s market, will be making stops at multiple North County library branches this fall. Visit the library then pick up ingredients for dinner in one stop! Learn more.


We’re celebrating teens in October with special programs all month long. Activities include laser tag, virtual reality, yoga, escape challenges, dancing, poetry, crafts and more. Learn more.


The Meramec Valley Branch is hosting STEAM Week, September 23-28. Bring the family for fun science, technology, engineering, art and math activities for all ages. Learn more.

Little Readers Festival

Library Headquarters is hosting the Little Readers Festival on Saturday, September 28 from 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. This free event will feature a variety of activities for families including the PNC Mobile Learning Adventure, performances by Mr. Stinky Feet, story time with Llama Llama and more. Kids ages 5 and under will receive two free books and a shaved ice. Learn more.