COVID-19 Information

Find the most up-to-date information about Library service during COVID-19 here.


University City Public Library has reopened its doors to the public, allowing patrons to use computers and browse the Library collection for short periods of time.

UCPL is allowing up to 20 people into the building at a time. All seating, aside from the chairs used at the computers, has been removed from the Library, and patrons are allowed up to one hour in the building at a time. By St. Louis County regulations, all patrons are required to wear masks. If a visitor does not have a mask, UCPL has supplies of masks on offer.

The Library has also instituted temporary limits on computer time, which allows staff members to thoroughly clean the public computers after each use. Patrons can use computers during one session per day, for up to 60 minutes. Session times are listed here:

  • Monday-Friday
    (open 11 a.m.-7 p.m.)
    (open 1-5 p.m.)
    11 a.m.-noon
    12:15-1:15 p.m.
    1:30-2:30 p.m.
    2:45-3:45 p.m.
    4-5 p.m.
    5:15-6:15 p.m.
    6:30-7 p.m.
    1-1:45 p.m.
    2-3 p.m.
    3:15-4:15 p.m.
    4:30-5 p.m.

For those that have wifi-enabled devices, the Library’s wireless internet network has been extended, and is now accessible in the parking lot. Printing is available by sending printable attachments to Curbside service will continue while the building is open. Please call 314-727-3150 when you arrive to let staff prepare your items for curbside delivery.

UCPL staff will not take returns handed to them, as all returned items are quarantined for at least 96 hours. No overdue fines will be accrued during quarantine time. The two outside bookdrops and one inside bookdrop will be available for returns, including DVDs and CDs.

For questions about UCPL's plans going forward, please don't hesitate to contact us at 314-727-3150.

Previous UCPL announcements regarding COVID-19

For additional information on COVID-19, please check the following resources: If you have questions about COVID-19, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has set up a hotline staffed 24 hours a day by medical professionals. Call 877-435-8411 to reach the hotline.