Libraries will expand appointment hours to evenings; curbside still being offered


A patron picks up some books at the reopening of the St. Louis County Library’s Daniel Boone Branch Library in Ellisville on June 19, 2020. Some areas of the library are sectioned off for social distancing.

St. Louis County Library is adding evening appointments, as of last week. All 20 SLCL branches are currently open by appointment only for browsing and computer use. Visits are limited to 45 minutes per appointment. Patrons can schedule an appointment by visiting or calling 314-994-3300.

Anyone 5 years of age and older is required to wear a mask to enter the library. Free masks are available to patrons who do not have one. Additional safety measures are in place, and more details are available at

St. Louis County Library appointment hours are:

9 a.m.-noon Monday-Saturday

6 p.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday

Each appointment includes access to one computer if needed, and admits up to two adults plus children.

Curbside service continues to be available. This contact-free service allows patrons to reserve and pick up library materials and printouts at all 20 SLCL locations. For curbside hours, visit