Due to safe materials handling, items may still show on your account for 3 days after returning. We will backdate your checkin to reflect the day we received your items. Thanks for your patience.
REOPENING BY THE BOOK: Returns accepted 24/7 to book drops on Sylvia Beach Way or 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays in the bin on Hinds Plaza. Extended use fees will not be charged until July 16. Contactless pickup of items placed on hold begins July 8. March holds will be filled first; expect delays of three business days when placing a hold. Book donations will not be accepted until further notice. Thank you for your patience as we safely reopen the library.
THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Due dates for all items have been extended through July 15. Please take a moment to review your holds and cancel any you may no longer need. Please return your items before fees and fines begin accruing on July 16. Library staff members are available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (until 7 on Thursdays) by chat, by phone (314-635-0410) or via email to answer questions and help you with resources.
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