♦ Monday-Friday 9:00 am-9:00 pm
♦ Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm
♦ Sunday 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Also see our Holiday & Closing Schedule
Parking is available directly behind the library off Sgt Mike King Drive. In addition, there is a large public parking lot to the east across Kingsland Avenue.
Anyone residing in University City, St. Louis County, St. Louis City, or St. Charles County may obtain a free library card with proper ID. Those under the age of 17 must have parental consent to acquire a library card.
Residents of the nine districts of the Municipal Library Consortium (MLC)--Brentwood, Ferguson, Kirkwood, Maplewood, Richmond Heights, Rock Hill, University City, Valley Park and Webster Groves--should obtain a card with the library in their municipality, but are welcome to use their home library card at the University City Public Library. Cardholders may use their home library card to borrow materials from any of the MLC libraries.
Any person residing outside of these areas may obtain a card for a $30/year per family.
The following are acceptable identification for receiving a library card: driver’s license, residency permit, lease or bill of sale for residence, utility bill, or checkbook. Acceptable identification should include the patron’s name and address. Photo identification is required.
Your library card may be used at the libraries of the Municipal Library Consortium: Brentwood Public Library, Ferguson Municipal Library, Kirkwood Public Library, Maplewood Public Library, Richmond Heights Memorial Library, Rock Hill Public Library, University City Public Library, Webster Groves Public Library and Valley Park Community Library.
|DVDs||1 week, 3 renewals|
|Books||3 weeks, 3 renewals|
|CDs||3 weeks, 3 renewals|
|Audio Books||3 weeks, 3 renewals|
|Magazines (current issues do not circulate)||3 weeks, 3 renewals|
|Reference Materials||do not circulate|
|Video Games||3 weeks, 3 renewals|
If there are no requests on item(s) you have checked out, you are able to renew most items. To renew items 24/7, call 314-821-1162 or log into your library Account on the Catalog. You will need your library card to renew items. You may also renew your items in person or by calling the library at 314-727-3150.
|Overdue Items||20¢ a day per item, up to $5 per item|
|Lost/Damaged Items||Cost of the Item + $3 Processing Fee|
|Missing CD/DVD Case||$3.00|
|Missing Audiobook CD||$10.00 per Disc|
|DVD/CD Missing from Case||Cost of the Item + $3 Processing Fee|
|Collection Agency Fee||$12.00|
Notices are sent to patrons via email, phone, text or mail depending on the requested method and type of notice. The day after an item is due, it begins to accrue fines.
|First Overdue Notice||Sent at 7 Days Overdue|
|Final Overdue Notice||Sent at 21 Days Overdue|
After 42 days (6 weeks) overdue, an item ages to Lost, at which time the account is billed for the cost of the item plus a $3.00 processing fee. A bill will be generated IF the value of the item exceeds $10.00, and will be mailed or emailed to the patron. If the fees/fines on any account exceed $25.00 dollars for a period 14-16 days, the borrower will be sent to collection, incurring an additional $12.00 fee.
Yes, any MLC library item, as well as any item from St. Louis City Library, St. Louis County Library and St. Charles City/County Library, can be returned to any of the consortium libraries. The item will be returned to its home library through a delivery service.
You may request items online using our Catalog.
Or you can call us at 314-727-3150 and we will take care of it for you.
Once the request is made, we will take care of the rest. As soon as the item is available for you to pick up, we will send you an automated notification through your preferred notification method. If an item is not in our catalog, it may be available through interlibrary loan or an info-pass.
An Info-Pass is a one-time "card" to a university, college, special, or high school library in the St. Louis area. The pass is available at the Reference Desk (314-727-3150). Another Info-Pass must be obtained to renew materials or to check out more materials. The patron is personally responsible for returning the materials to the lending library.
We offer various programs for adults, children and teenagers. Please check the online calendars for further details, or call 314-727-3150.
Yes, we have a number of computers available for public use which have Internet access. A Municipal Library Consortium card is required to access the computers. Nonresidents may be issued a guest pass. There is a limit of 75 minutes per day per person/card.
The library also provides free WiFi. Stop in and ask for the password at any desk.
Yes, we have a black and white copier on the main floor near the Reference Desk. Copies are 10¢ each.
We also have a Simple Scan station which allows patrons to scan and export documents and images to Google Docs, and email account, USB drive or to even fax documents.
Yes, the library can fax items at a cost of $1.00 per page. International faxes the cost $3.00 per page. The library can not receive faxes.
Food is not allowed in the library. Covered drinks are allowed.
During tax season we have basic Federal tax forms available on a table under the main stairs. We can help you find other forms and instructions by using the IRS website. Visit the Reference Desk or call us at 314-727-3150.
Donations can be left at the circulation desk. If a donated item is not added to the library collection, the item will be sold and funds used to buy new materials. Receipts for donations may be obtained at the Circulation Desk.
Parents are responsible for supervising their children in the use of the library and its materials. The minimum age a child may be left unattended at the library is twelve. The library cannot assume the responsibility for children left unattended. The library is not responsible for materials used or borrowed by children that their parents may find objectionable.