St. Louis County Library Open with Limited Services

All branches of the St. Louis County Public library are open starting today, Friday, June 19, with limited capacity, services, and with safety precautions. The library hours are Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

In an email newsletter the library announced: Patrons 9 years and older will be required to wear a mask to enter the library. Free masks will be available. Visits will be limited to 60 minutes per patron. Access will be on a first come first served basis. Additional safety measures are outlined below. Please visit for more information or call 314-994-3300.

Additional safety measures:

  • Maximum occupancy is restricted per location
  • All library usage will be limited to a maximum of 60 minutes.
  • Limited numbers of computers available
  • Computer usage will be limited to a maximum of 45 minutes.
  • Other than chairs at computer tables, there will be no seating for patrons.
  • Copying, scanning, faxing, and retrieval of printouts will be performed by employees on behalf of patrons.
  • Public restroom access will be limited to one patron at a time.
  • Discovery Zones will remain closed.
  • In-person History and Genealogy services will be offered by appointment only. Other History and Genealogy services will be offered via email and phone.

Please visit for more information.

For those who live in St. Louis city, six locations of the St. Louis Public Library are also open with limited services and hours. Get full details here.

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