SLPL’s Reopening Plan

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to continue to serve our community, St. Louis Public Library will be taking several precautions as they begin to make their services available again. Below is an outline of their initial plan as well as some FAQs.

On June 1 at 10 a.m., all SLPL book drops will open. Customers can begin to return items through the book drops at any location — and remember they are now fine-free. Please keep larger items such as hotspots, telescopes, and binoculars for inside return on or after June 10. Holds will be reinstated and customers can start placing items on hold through their catalog.

Beginning June 10, five of their locations (Buder, Carpenter, Central, Julia Davis, and Schlafly) will be open for limited hours with small collections you can browse. You can place requests online and pick them up, inside or curbside, at these five locations as well as at Kingshighway, which will be open for curbside pickup only. You can also use their mobile printing option to send documents to their printers. They will print and hold them for you to pick up. Chromebook laptops will now be available for check out.

The hours of operation at these locations will be 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Customers can place holds through their online catalog at, by using their mobile app, or by calling 314-241-2288.

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