All St. Charles City-County Library facilities are closed until further notice to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Book drops reopen on May 26. Curbside Service begins on June 3. Learn more here.



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Book Drops Opening & Curbside/Drive-Up Service Beginning

Holds on new materials can be placed beginning June 3!

NOTE: Due to recent flooding, the Kathryn Linnemann Library will not be opening the book drop or offering Drive-Up service at this time. Kathryn Linnemann customers will need to return materials and pick up holds at another location. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please watch the website and Library social media for updates.

Book Drops are now Open
While library branches are not yet open to the public, book drops are now unlocked for you to return your materials.

Remember, materials checked out before our buildings closed are not due until July 6.

Materials will be quarantined for 72 hours before they are processed. If you return items and notice that they are still on your library account after a few days, do not be concerned. If items still appear on your account after a week, please feel free to contact us. No fines will be accrued at this time.

We encourage physical distancing while using book drops and ask that you temporarily keep items that can only be returned inside of a branch (including cake pans, telescopes, and other items from our “Library of Things”) until buildings reopen. (If you absolutely need to return your item, please contact us to make special arrangements.)

Curbside/Drive-Up Service Starts - Wednesday, June 3
Beginning June 3, you may pick holds up using curbside or drive-up (Spencer Road Branch) service. You will be contacted when your materials are ready for pick up.

Curbside/Drive-Up Hours:
(All locations except the Augusta and Boone's Trail Branches)

  • Monday - Thursday -- 11:30 am to 6:30 pm
  • Friday - Sunday -- 1:30 to 4:30 pm

Augusta & Boone's Trail hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday -- 11:30 am to 6:30 pm
  • Saturday -- 9:30 to 11:30 am

Curbside Procedures:

  1. Once you receive notifications that your holds are ready, call the branch or text 636-492-5018 at least 10 minutes ahead to request curbside pickup. Important: Your text must include your name and the branch where you will be picking up your materials.
  2. When you arrive at your branch, pull into a designated curbside spot.
  3. Call or text the number on the sign.
  4. For your safety and the safety of our staff, please remain in your vehicle.
  5. Please have your photo ID or library card ready to show. (Staff will look at your card through the closed window).
  6. A staff member will bring your materials to your vehicle. Please let staff know if you would like materials put inside your vehicle (and where) or left outside your vehicle.

Drive-Up Procedures at the Spencer Road Branch:‚Äč

  1. Calling or texting in advance is not necessary.
  2. When you arrive at the branch, follow the signs to the drive-up lane.

Library Building Closure Extended

In an effort to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the St. Charles City-County Library has extended the closure of our facilities to align with recommendations from the St. Charles County Department of Public Health and area school district closings: 

Any future updates or changes will be posted on the Library’s social media channels and website. As we continue to monitor recommendations from health and government officials, we thank you for your patience and understanding.

Share Your Story

The Library, St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department, and St. Charles County Historical Society are working together to document the effects the pandemic is having on our community.


Our Story: St. Charles County Experiences A Pandemic
A Digital Archive 
is a local initiative seeking citizen stories to historically document this unprecedented time through the eyes of the community.

If you are a St. Charles County resident, or living in a surrounding community, please consider participating. You may share your story by answering this short questionnaire.

Personal narratives submitted will be recorded in history and serve as an educational tool for future generations. Thank you for participating in this historic initiative.