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Use the Library

The Library is more than books. You can borrow CDs, DVDs, magazines and download or stream eBooks, eMagazines, music, movies and more! You'll find more than 1 million items for you to check out! We also have a highly trained staff ready & willing to answer all your questions & meet your research needs.

Use the sections below to learn more about the library and services available to you with a Library card. 

Get a Library Card Your Account Features Renew/Reserve Materials Reserve a Meeting Room
Register for a Program Use a Library Computer Print Remotely Request from another Library
Schedule a Speaker Fines and Fees Customers with Special Needs Lending Services to Other Libraries

 

Click here to complete an application.
To get your card, bring application, photo id & proof of current address to any library.
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Requirements and Conditions:

  1. Parent or guardian signature for anyone under age 16.
  2. Proof of current address & photo ID (If applicant is under age 16, proof of current address & photo ID of parent or guardian required.)
  3. Customers with proper identification are issued cards & may check out materials immediately. Customers with inadequate identification may be limited in the amount of materials they can borrow until their address is confirmed.
  4. Cardholders are responsible for items checked out with their card & must comply with rules set forth regarding use of the card.
  5. Cardholders are responsible for any fines, fees, damages, or loss of materials.
  6. Report loss or theft of a card to the library immediately.
  7. Notify the library of a change in name or address.
  8. There is a minimal charge for a replacement card.
  9. Cards remain the property of the Library District and may be canceled, suspended, or repossessed at any time.
Type of card Description
Resident-taxpayer Resident or property owner in St. Charles County
Non Resident-Non-taxpayer Customer does not live in St. Charles County or a reciprocal service area. Cost is $80 Per Year per family
Reciprocal Borrower A resident and/or property taxpayer of one of these library service areas: St. Louis County Library, St. Louis Public Library and the Municipal Library Consortium (MLC) of St. Louis County which includes the Brentwood, Ferguson, Kirkwood, Maplewood, Richmond Heights, Rock Hill, University City & Valley Park & Webster Groves Libraries. Click here for more information on reciprocity.
Organization Business, Organization, Government or Institution Located in St. Charles County. Signature of owner, manager or fiscal officer is required and such person shall be considered as the custodian of the card.
Click here for a Business/Organization library card application.
School K-12 Any K-12 school located in St. Charles County may have a school library card (one card per school building.) Up to 100 items may be checked out on this card at one time, and Library District online electronic resources may be demonstrated for students. Click here for a School K-12 library card application.
Boarding Students Students living on the campus of a school or college located in St. Charles County.

 

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Your Account
Receive program and date due reminders. Keep a wish list and reader's history. Freeze reserves for up to a year. (Your default PIN is the last 4 digits of the phone number you provided on your library card application.)

 
Your Account & the Web Catalog
Your guide to the features found in the web catalog and 'Your Account' sections of the Library website.

 
Not Receiving Email Notices?
If you have signed up for email notifications from the Library and are not receiving them, check here for possible solutions. 

 

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Renewals
Materials that have not been requested by another resident may be renewed either in person, by calling any branch or online.

To renew materials online:
Access Your Account.
Enter your library card number and PIN.
From here, you can renew items, find out what you have checked out and if you owe any fines, and check or cancel any reserves.

 
There is a limit of six renewals per item.
Customers are liable for fines on overdue materials that are renewed.
Materials on reserve for another customer cannot be renewed.
Reserving Materials
Reserve requests may be placed in person, by phone, or online using the 
library catalog.
Items not on the shelf may be placed on reserve. If an item is available it will be delivered to the branch of your choice within a few days. You will be notified by email or phone when the material arrives.
Reserved items may be "frozen" for up to one year. Freezing a reserve will hold it in place until you release (unfreeze) it when ready for use.

 

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As part of service to the community, the St. Charles City-County Library District provides meeting rooms for use by local community groups and organizations.

There is a wide range of meeting rooms and multipurpose rooms available for reservation. If you are interested in reserving a meeting room, you can find more details here. 

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Find and click on an event on our online calendar to register for and event. 

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  • Internet-accessible computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis at all branches.
  • A valid Library card is required for the use of a computer. Guest passes are available for visitors.
  • Most branches have Express computers with a 15 minute time limit for short term use.
  • Microsoft Office software is available on all computers.
  • Printouts are available for 10 cents per page.
  • A computer may be reserved by calling a branch Library.
For more information on branch locations and hours, click here.

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If your device is connected to the Internet, you can print to the Library. 

Your document will be held in the print queue at the Branch you chose until the end of the business day. At the Library Print Station, use the email address used in your user information to identify and print your document. 

Download the Mobile Printing App

Choose a Branch:
Corporate Parkway Branch
Deer Run Branch
Kathryn Linnemann Branch
Kisker Road Branch
Library Express at Discovery Village
Library Express at WingHaven
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McClay Branch
Middendorf-Kredell Branch
Spencer Road Branch

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If we don’t have it, we will try to get it for you through an Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

Materials not owned by St. Charles City-County Library (SCCCLD) may be borrowed from other libraries in the United States. Please check the Library Catalog before placing requests for materials from outside sources. Items owned by SCCCLD, on order, published within the previous 12 months, or available through our electronic databases are not available via ILL.

For more information or to request materials through an ILL, please click here. 

You can also borrow materials in person from other Libraries in the St. Louis area. Learn more here. 

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Speakers

Library staff are available to speak to local organizations such as Optimists, PTOs, Scout Troops, church groups, homeschoolers, etc. on the Library District in general or on specific topics such as: Business, Nonprofit Services, Genealogy, Local History, Storytelling, Booktalks, Using the Internet, Government Documents, Consumer Health, Children's Literature, or other topics as arranged.

To schedule a speaker, contact the administration building at 441-2300.
 

Tours

The St. Charles City-County Library District offers customized tours to groups such as daycares, scout troops, clubs, classes, homeschoolers, etc. To schedule a tour, call the branch of your choice and ask for the Branch Manager or the Children's department if you are bringing a group of children. Tours may include how to use the online catalog, where types of materials are located, how to find information, how to use electronic resources, types of services offered by the library district, a story or film, how to get a library card, etc.

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Fines

Overdue items are assessed at $.10 per day per item for most library materials.  The maximum fine is $5.00 per item.  Most Wanted materials are assessed at $1.00 per day with a maximum fine of $20.  Different fines are charged for other types of materials.  For a full list of fines, see the Fines Policy.

Fees

  • The fee for a replacement library card is $3.
  • Fees are charged for damaged items, lost materials, and other library products or services.
  • The fee charged for lost items will be the list price of the item.
  • For the schedule of current miscellaneous fees including charges for excess abuse, click here.

Fine/Fee Payment Options:

  1. Pay online: Pay online via a secure connection.  You will need your library card and PIN to retrieve your account.
    • Visa, MasterCard, & Discover are accepted for online payment transactions.
    • Payment will be applied to your library account immediately after the payment process ends.
    • Partial payments are accepted.
    • Credit and debit card payments are not accepted at Library public service desks or by phone.  
    • There is no service charge.
    • Contact the St. Charles City-County Library District IT Department (636) 441-2300 or send an e-mail to library@stchlibrary.org for any questions or concerns regarding the online payment system.
       
  2. At a Library branch: Pay in person with cash or a check. Credit cards cannot be accepted at Library branch service desks.
  3. By mail: A check or money order made payable to St. Charles City-County Library District may be mailed to the following address:

​​IT Department – St. Charles City-County Library District
P.O. Box 529
St. Peters, MO 63376

To ensure that your account is properly credited, please be sure to include your library card number on the check.

Refunds

Refunds may be issued for returned lost and paid items for a period of three months (90 days) following the payment of an item.  Refunds will be issued in cash only.

Privacy

Third party providers used in the process to pay fines and fees via the library’s website are protected by SSL certification, a protocol for secure data transmission.  The St. Charles City-County Library District does not collect or store any personal information, or credit or debit card processing data collected from this site.

For more information regarding fines and fees, please see the Fines Policy.

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Books to You
The Books to You program is sponsored by the Library Foundation and is committed to ensure that every citizen in St. Charles County is able to enjoy a true library experience, even if they are unable to come to us. Books to You provides services by matching our senior community to one-on-one volunteer delivery and provides outreach collections to nursing homes, retirement centers, and senior citizen centers throughout the county.

 
To receive homebound service or to volunteer to support Books to You, please call the Extension Services office at (636) 441-2300 x. 1517 or visit the Foundation website. Referrals for customers and partners are always welcome.
 
Audio Books on CD
The Library District has an extensive collection of books on CD. The collection includes popular fiction and classics as well as non-fiction.

 
Large Print Books
Each branch library has a collection of large print books that includes a variety of popular fiction and classics as well as non-fiction. Large print books are also available through interlibrary loan if a specific title is not available within the Library District

 
Accessibility
All library buildings are handicapped accessible. Staff are available to help lift books off of shelves, carry materials, or assist in finding information.

 
Programs
If a sign interpreter or any special assistance is needed for a program, call the branch library seven days in advance.

 
Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library
The Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library is a free library service to anyone in the State of Missouri who has a visual or physical disability and is unable to use standard print materials.
The library collection consists of more than 360,000 volumes of fiction and non-fiction books in non-print formats (digital, cassette and braille) for all ages. All materials are mailed free to and from library customers, wherever they reside.
Each library branch has applications for Wolfner Library services. For more information about free library services from Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library, visit the Wolfner Library Website

 

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Reciprocal lending
St. Charles City-County Library District is a reciprocal lender.  We will lend to all libraries in the United States who will lend to us through OCLC under the symbol ZAC.  We charge what you charge based on OCLC policies.  Libraries with no policies in OCLC may be denied.  At this time, we are unable to lend to libraries outside the United States.
 

​Materials available for loan through OCLC

  • Books
  • Audiobooks
  • Music Cds
  • DVDs and Blu-rays
Book Discussion Kits
  • There are a wide variety of kits available including fiction, nonfiction, and classics. 
  • Each book discussion kit contains 10 copies of a title and a discussion guide.
  • Book discussion kits are checked out for 10 weeks.  No renewals.
  • Book discussion kits will be free to reciprocal lenders on our courier routes (MALA and MOBIUS).  Other reciprocal lenders will only pay shipping.
  • Ready to request a kit? Please fill out this form.
   
Materials unavailable for loan
  • Items catalogued within the last year
  • Microfilm
  • Historical Reference
  • Cake Pans and other special collections
Loan period and renewal
The loan period for most items is 6 weeks.  Renewals may be granted for 2 weeks provided there is not a hold placed on that item.  Borrowing libraries are responsible for paying cost of damaged or lost materials; we do not accept replacement materials in lieu of payment.

 
Contact us
Monday – Friday Phone: 636-441-2300 x1562 
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Email: illscccl@stchlibrary.org

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