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Use the Library

The most important card you'll ever have is your St. Charles City-County Library Card.

The library is not just books - you can borrow CDs, DVDs, magazines and downloadable audio books and eBooks, magazines and music. You'll find more than 1 million items for you to check out!
The library is not just materials. We also have a highly trained staff ready & willing to answer all your questions & meet your research needs.

Virtual Branch - Access 24/7
The St. Charles City-County Library website is your virtual branch where you may:
• Search-Reserve-Renew materials in the Online Catalog
• Research using authoritative Electronic Resources
• Download free audiobooks, eBooks, magazines and music

Special Collections
Most Wanted
Our Most Wanted are the most popular titles you want NOW.  These titles are not reservable and cannot be renewed.  There is a limit of 2 items per checkout.
Book Club to Go
Check out our Ready-to-Go, instant book discussion kits sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For a complete list of the Book Club to Go Collection go to the library catalog - material type and check Book Discussion Kits.
Large Print
This collection of fiction and non-fiction titles is shelved in a special area of each branch. For a complete list of Large Print materials go to the library catalog - material type and check Large Print.

Loan Periods
The following are the loan periods for library materials:

  • Most Wanted - Books 1 week and DVDs 3 days
  • Books & DVDs - 2 weeks
  • Downloadable Audio Books/E-Books - 7 or 14 days

More Services
• Copy Machines
• Microsoft Office Suite on all public access computers.