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Welcome to SLCL’s Virtual Branch!

St. Louis County Library branches are currently closed, but our virtual branch is always open! To access content you will need a valid library card. Staff are available via email, text and chat to answer questions.

Apply for an online library card


Available Assistance

Library staff are available via phone, email, text and chat. 

Phone: 314-994-3300*
*Available 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday - Saturday

Chat *
*Available 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday - Saturday

Email: Complete our Contact Us form and a staff member will get back to you with the answer.

Text: 314-309-2333*
*Available 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday - Saturday
Please note that standard text message rates may apply.

Book a Librarian
Reference librarians are available for one-on-one online appointments or by email to teach you how to use the library’s electronic resources for growing your business, discovering sources for research projects, and performing job searches. We are not currently offering in-person meetings.

Book a Trainer
Computer Lab Trainers are available for one-on-one online appointments or by email to help with troubleshooting technical issues, computer or mobile device assistance, and can answer questions about accessing the library’s eMedia materials and other topics. We are not currently offering in-person meetings.

Family Search Assistance
History and Genealogy staff are available by email to provide assistance with your family search. While access to some materials is limited, there are many electronic resources available. 


Digital Books and Entertainment

OverDrive
OverDrive
eBooks, Audiobooks, Movies/Videos
Limit: 20 titles
Get Assistance

OverDrive for Teens
OverDrive for Teens
eBooks, Audiobooks, Movies/Videos
Limit: 20 titles
Get Assistance

OverDrive for Kids
OverDrive for Kids
eBooks, Audiobooks, Movies/Videos
Limit: 20 titles
Get Assistance

Libby by OverDrive
Libby by OverDrive
eBooks, Audiobooks, Movies/Videos
Limit: 20 titles
Get Assistance

Tumblebooks
TumbleBooks
eBooks
Get Assistance

Hoopla
Hoopla*
eBooks, Audiobooks, Movies/Videos, Music
 Limit: 10 titles
Get Assistance

Kanopy
Kanopy*
Movies
Limit: 10 titles per month
Get Assistance

RBdigital
RBdigital
Audiobooks & Magazines
Audiobooks have moved to the Libby App

Limit: 5 titles
Get Assistance

Flipster
Flipster
Magazines
Get Assistance

EBSCO eBooks
EBSCO eBooks
eBooks
Limit: 5 titles
Get Assistance


Online Learning

Creativebug 
Creativebug
Over 1,000 art and craft video classes for
adults and kids, taught by recognized design experts and artists.

Gale Courses
Gale Courses
Interactive, instructor led courses
that you can take entirely online.

LearningExpress Library
LearningExpress Library
Access to more than 800 tutorials, practice exams
and eBooks for academic and career advancement. 
lynda.com
lynda.com
Video tutorials on software, technology,
business and more.

Mango
Mango Languages
Access to 60+ foreign language
courses and 17 English courses taught
completely in the user's native language. 


Driving-Tests.org
Practice for your DMV test by using
these online tools.


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