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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 Place Materials
on Hold
Reserve a Meeting Room
Register for a Class or Event Use a Library Computer Request from another Library Customers with Special Needs
Schedule a Speaker Fees and Charges Lending Services to Other Libraries Printing Remotely

 

 Get a Library Card

Apply online for a Library card.

To get a library card, bring a photo ID & proof of current address to any library branch. (Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.)

CARD TYPE DESCRIPTION of CARDHOLDER COST
Resident Permanent resident of St. Charles County. $0
Non-resident Taxpayer St. Charles County property owner with residence outside of the county. $0
Reciprocal Borrower Permanent resident in a service area of a library with a reciprocity agreement with St. Charles City-County Library. Click here for information on reciprocity and a list of eligible service areas. $0
Non-resident Borrower Resident living outside of St. Charles County or any reciprocal service area. $80/year
Business Organization Business or organization within St. Charles County. Allows for one cardholder and authorized users. Click here for an application. $0
School (K-12) School with address in St. Charles County. Allows for one cardholder and authorized users. Click here for an application. $0
Semester Student Student enrolled in school/college/university located in St. Charles County. $0
Temporary Resident Temporary (less than 6 months) resident of St. Charles County. $0
Outreach Organization Organization partnering with the St. Charles City-County Library through Outreach Services. Contact outreach@stchlibrary.org.  
Home Delivery Individual/family partnering with the St. Charles City-County Library through Outreach Services. Contact outreach@stchlibrary.org.  

 

  Your Account Features

Your Account
  • Get due date and hold notifications by phone, email, or text.
  • Create reading wish lists. Opt in to keep track of your reading history.
  • Place holds on materials that you would like to check out. Set the date that they become active in your account.
  • Set up automatic notifications for your favorite authors or subjects and we’ll contact you when a new item is available.
  • Use your library card number and your default PIN (the last four digits of your phone number) to access your account. Or set your own PIN or password.

 

  Place Materials on Hold

Renewals

  • We offer automatic renewals for every customer on every eligible item.
  • Access your account to view and manage your materials. See your current checkouts, due dates, any fees or charges you have accrued, and items on hold.
  • There is a limit of six renewals per item. Customers are liable for charges on overdue materials. Materials on hold for another customer cannot be renewed.
Placing Materials on Hold
You may place a hold on an item in person, by phone, or online using the myLibrary Catalog. When you place a hold, you will specify the date that you want your item(s) to become active in your account. When available, your item(s) will be delivered to the branch of your choice. You will be notified by email, phone, or text when your item(s) arrives.  

 

 

 Reserve a Meeting Room

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. 

 Register for a Class or Event
Use our online calendar to browse classess, check date/time/location for an event, or register. 

 

 Printing Remotely

From wherever you are, you can use your cell phone, tablet, laptop, or other internet connected device to send a document to a library print station.

Your document will be held in the print queue at the branch you chose until the end of business day. At the library print station, use the email address entered in your "User Information" to identify and print your document. You can download the "PrinterOn" mobile app or access it through your web browser.

Download the Mobile Printing App

To print without downloading the app, please choose a branch:

Kisker Road Branch
Library Express @ Discovery Village
Library Express @ WingHaven®
McClay Branch
Corporate Parkway Branch
Deer Run Branch
Kathryn Linnemann Branch
Middendorf-Kredell Branch
Spencer Road Branch

 Use a Library Computer
  • 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.

 

 Request from another Library

Materials not owned by St. Charles City-County Library (SCCCLD) may be borrowed from other libraries in the United States. Use the myLibrary Catalog to search for your item. If it is not available, adjust the Selected Resources to request an ILL through WorldCat Discovery. For more information or to use step-by-step instructions to request materials through an ILL, please click here.

 Schedule a Speaker

Library staff are available to speak to local organizations on a wide variety of topics. Library tours for groups are also available. To schedule a speaker or tour, visit our Outreach Services page.

  Fees and Charges

Late Charges

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

Fees

  • 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.

Late Charge/Fee Payment Options:

  1. Pay online: Pay online via a secure connection.  You will need your library card and PIN to retrieve your account.
  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:

Finance Office - St. Charles City-County Library
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 Fees and Charges Policy.

 Customers with Special Needs
Library to You
Let us come to you. If you or your residents are unable to visit the Library due to advanced age, illness, or disability, our Library to You services provides a way for individuals and facilities to receive materials.

 
To receive homebound service or to volunteer to support Library to You, please visit the Outreach Services page or call the Outreach Services office at (636) 441-2300 x. 1640. 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
Most library buildings are handicapped accessible. Staff are available to help lift books off of shelves, carry materials, or assist in finding information.

 
Classes & Events (formerly Programs)
If a sign interpreter or any special assistance is needed for a class or event, 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 fiction and non-fiction audio, braille, and large print books for all ages. All materials are mailed free to and from library customers, wherever they reside. For more information about free library services from Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library, visit the Wolfner Library Website

 Lending to Other Libraries
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 the ILL Department
Monday – Friday Phone: 636-441-2300 x1562 
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Email: illscccl@stchlibrary.org