On Monday, June 22 St. Charles City-County Library Branches will open our doors and return to in-person Library service. Learn more here. Note: Due to recent flooding, the Kathryn Linnemann Branch remains closed.

Branches & Hours -

Kathryn Linnemann Branch

Due to recent flooding, bookdrops and drive-up services at the Kathryn Linnemann Library remain closed. NOTE: Lunch at the Library is being held.

Returning Materials and Picking up Holds: 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.

Lunch at the Library Procedures: Pick up meals curbside in the Library parking lot. Follow the signs to the designated lunch pick-up location. Children must be present to receive a meal.
Learn more about Lunch at the Library.

Branch Hours
Temporarily closed.

Drive-up Window Hours
Temporarily closed.

Holiday Closing

Branch Phone
(636) 723-0232 or (636) 946-6294

Ask Us


2323 Elm Street | St. Charles 63301
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Branch Manager: Asia Gross | agross@stchlibrary.org
Information Resource Manager: Jim Rhodes | jrhodes@stchlibrary.org | Local History & Genealogy
Youth Services Supervisor: Julie Jackson | jjackson@stchlibrary.org


Branch Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi Available
  • Free self-service fax/scan services available
  • AWE Early Literacy Station (funded by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant)

Branch History

The Kathryn Linnemann Branch was named after Miss Kathryn Linnemann who started library service in St. Charles in 1913. In keeping with our namesake, the Kathryn Linnemann Branch specializes in Local History and Genealogy and provides professional staff to assist with research and a special, in-depth collection. The branch opened in its current location in 1982 and was extensively renovated in 2008. The branch is approximately 28,600 square feet and houses a collection of about 200,000 items. We have a beautiful reading area with a fireplace as well as lots of other comfortable lounge seating including booths.  We also have the largest collection of Spanish language materials available in the Library District. Our cheerful Children’s area features Early Literacy computers and a special program room. We offer many amenities for our customers including a drive-up book drop, pick up window, small study rooms, an electric cart and walker, and a beverage/snack area. I hope you will visit the Kathryn Linnemann Branch soon. Plan to stay awhile and enjoy the branch.