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Reopening Information

St. Louis County Library continues to monitor the recommendations and guidelines of government and public health officials regarding COVID-19 on a daily basis. The safety of our customers and staff is our primary concern.

Check this page regularly for updates on the Library’s plans. Information will also be shared on the Library’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Hours of Operation

9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Daniel Boone, Florissant Valley, Grant's View and Mid-County locations only

1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 

Patrons will be able to:

  • Browse and check out items.
  • Use public computers, fax machines, printers, and copiers.  
  • Pick-up materials inside the branch or via curbside
  • Return items using the book drop or inside at any SLCL branch. Large material unable to fit within the book drop should be brought inside during library hours.

Safety measures and restrictions include the following:

  • Masks are recommended for ages 5 and older. 
  • Social distancing is recommended. 
  • Copying, scanning, faxing, and retrieval of printouts is available.
  • Contact the History and Genealogy Department to learn more about available services.

Learn About Curbside Service




Frequently Asked Questions

Accessing the Branch

What should I expect when I visit the library?

We are offering limited services to reduce contact and close interactions to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

You can contact us by phone, email or through our website with additional questions. The safety and health of our patrons and staff is our priority. Thank you for following guidelines and for your patience and flexibility as we move through this time together.

Will chairs and tables be available for use?

There will be limited amounts of seating and tables. Some study rooms will be made available. Access to study rooms is on a first come basis and restrictions do apply. Contact the library for more information.

Are masks required to access the library?

Masks are recommended for all patrons ages 5 and older while inside the library. Disposable masks are available free of charge.


What if I do not feel comfortable coming into the library?

If a family member or friend is available to pick up your holds, you can give them your library card to check out your materials. Curbside service is also available. Check out our Virtual Branch. We are always expanding our offerings. Feel free to contact us for any questions or concerns.

Computer Usage and More

Can I use a computer?

Computer usage will be offered on a walk-in basis only. No advanced reservations will be made for computer access.

Is scanning, faxing, and copying services available?

Yes, these services are available.

Requesting and Returning Materials

Are book drops open? Can I return large items?

Patrons may return books, music and movies to the book drops. Larger items such as book kits, musical instruments, puzzles, telescopes, Sci-finders kits, binoculars and other items that will not fit through book drop slots can be returned to the designated drop off location within each branch during library hours. 

Book Discussion Kits
Chromebook & Hotspot Kits
Citizenship Toolkit
Tabletop Games
Sci-Finder Kits
We Stories Kits/Parent Packs

How can I pick-up my holds?

Once you have been notified that your items are ready, you have two options:

Visit your home branch to pick-up the items or use our contact-free curbside service.

eMedia and Electronic Resources

Does the library offer any resources or entertainment through online access?

SLCL continues to offer access to resources such as streaming content and online learning. Visit our Virtual Branch for details. To access content you will need a valid library card. You can apply for an online library card if you do not have a card. If you experience account issues when trying to access material on our Virtual Branch, complete the Contact Us form.

I’m trying to access my account, but don’t remember my PIN?

If you forgot your PIN or need to reset your PIN, complete this form.

What if I experience technical issues when accessing eMedia materials?

Look for the Get Assistance links on our eMedia page. If additional support is needed, see if our Book A Trainer service would be a good match.

Events and Programs

Is the Summer Reading Club being offered this year?

Yes, Summer Reading Club will be offered online and paper logs are available this year. All ages can participate. The club begins  Monday, June 1 and runs until August 7. More information

Are you still hosting author events and programs?

Yes! View the upcoming author schedule or check out our virtual programs

Book a Librarian and Book a Trainer services now offer one-on-one online appointments.

How can I make a donation?

If you are considering a monetary donation, you can donate through the St. Louis County Library Foundation. They are currently supporting some of the costs associated with Drive-thru Meals and Curbside Diapers. 

If you are considering a donation of goods, please contact Operation Food Search. The St. Louis Area Diaper Bank will gladly accept diaper donations. The library will accept donations of unopened diaper packs at the locations hosting Drive-thru Meals, on behalf of the St Louis Area Diaper Bank.