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About the Library

The Maplewood Public Library serves the community of Maplewood, Missouri- a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. Founded in 1935, it is one of the oldest libraries in the St. Louis area. The Library belongs to a nine-member cooperative of independent libraries with reciprocal borrowing privileges. In 1996, these libraries formed the Municipal Library Consortium to implement a combined catalog for the member libraries.

Library Services

  • Maplewood Public Library lends books, magazines, DVDs, audiobooks, downloadable books, telescopes, fishing poles, and more!
  • Visitors have access to Wi-Fi, computers, scanning, faxing, copying, and printing. A small fee applies for some of these services.
  • Maplewood's history is preserved at the Library and will soon be shared on our website.
  • Programming for all ages is held regularly. All events at the Library are free and open to the public.
  • If you don't find the material you're looking for, ask staff! We can attempt to find it through Interlibrary Loan.

Checking Out From the Library

Anyone is welcome to use the Library at any time; however, to check out materials, you must have a library card.

Library cards are free for anyone living in or owning property/a business in Maplewood. Library cards are also available for free to residents within St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles City-County, Jefferson County, and Scenic Regional Library districts. If you do not qualify for a free Maplewood Public Library card, you can obtain one for an annual fee of $20. It's easy to get a card: simply bring in photo identification showing your current address. If your identification does not have your current address, please provide a recent, official piece of mail. Please report a lost or stolen library card immediately, as well as any address or name changes.

You are responsible for all items checked out on your library card, and you will be charged replacement costs for lost or damaged materials. The borrowing period for most items is 3 weeks, and effective July 1, 2024, most items will not incur fines. Interlibary Loan and Library of Things items incur fines of 5¢ per day; telescopes and juvenile read-along audiobooks incur fines of $5 per day. We have a one-day grace period when a fine will not be charged to your account. Accumulated charges of $50 or more will make your card unusable until fees are paid. Items will be automatically renewed when possible. If you have questions or need assistance with renewals, please see Library staff.

There is a 50¢ fee to replace a lost library card.

NOTE: Each Library in the Consortium has its own loan periods and fines. It is your responsibility to know the policies of each Library you utilize.

We are currently offering curbside-only services. Visit our Library Renovation Project page for details.
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