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Guide to Finding Materials

The New Library Catalog

The St. Charles City-County Library is excited to launch our new, upgraded catalog.

The new catalog will become the default search mid-May. If you prefer to browse with the former catalog, choose “Classic Catalog” from the drop-down menu.

All Library cardholders can log in to the new catalog with their current account information.

The new catalog features

  • An easy-to-use interface with simplified design and navigation to use on any device
  • Displays all formats  – print, large print, eBook, audiobook, etc. – together
  • Ability to bookmark items or save searches to view later
  • Easily manage your account

Search the New Catalog   Need more help?

Search the Library Classic Catalog

Find materials, create holds, renew items, track reading lists and more.

Want to see recent additions to the collection?
Check out the "New Items" section on the Classic Catalog homepage.

Search the Classic Catalog

Not Finding What You're Looking For?

Search the Mobius catalog, a collaborative partnership of libraries committed to sharing resources, services and expertise. After searching Mobius and you still can't find what your are looking for you may suggest a title for purchase.

Search Mobius


What is MOBIUS?

MOBIUS is a consortium of regional libraries in Missouri and nearby states that share over 29 million items. St. Charles City-County Library cardholders (ages 18+) can borrow items free of charge from other MOBIUS libraries. Reciprocal cardholders should use their home library for Interlibrary Loan services. 

In Spring 2024, the MOBIUS consortium underwent a software migration and was unavailable until June 12, 2024. The new software is still under development and is not a final product as of June 2024. Please review the updated instructions for submitting MOBIUS requests, as there have been changes to the process. You can find the instructions by clicking here.

The Prospector service that linked MOBIUS libraries with the Colorado based consortium libraries was disconnected in January 2024 with the MOBIUS software migration. Currently there is no estimate on when or if the connection will be re-established between the two systems. 

Why does the Library use MOBIUS? 

It is faster, cheaper, and more efficient than getting an item through InterLibrary Loan. 

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

If the item you are looking for is not available in MOBIUS or Prospector, you may place an Interlibrary Loan request.

Use the Classic Catalog to search for your item. If it is not available, use the Select Resources link to broaden your search and request an ILL through WorldCat Discovery.

If after searching the Library catalog, Mobius, and WorldCat Discovery you still can't find what your are looking for, you may suggest a title for purchase.

What is Reciprocity?

We have partnered with other St. Louis area libraries to allow you to get a card and borrow their materials without paying nonresident fees. Just remember to bring along acceptable identification with a current address when you visit the library you wish to use.

St. Louis Metro library catalogs:

St. Charles City-County Library
St. Louis County Library
St. Louis Public Library
Scenic Regional Library &
Washington Public Library

Municipal Library Consortium

Brentwood Richmond Heights
University City  Ferguson
 Rock Hill  Kirkwood
 Valley Park  Maplewood
Webster Groves

What are the rules for borrowing?

The borrowing rules and restrictions of the lending library will apply, including fines, fees or charges related to lost or overdue materials. Materials borrowed reciprocally may be returned to any St. Charles City-County branch, but fines or fees must be paid directly to the library where they are owed. For more information, contact us.

What materials are available?

Most items are available to all cardholders, but Hoopla, Kanopy and Interlibrary Loan are not available reciprocally.

Get more titles with the Libby App

The Library, St. Louis County Library, and St. Louis Public Library have teamed up to share OverDrive collections. You can get access to available titles in all three collections. Just add each library system to your account in the Libby app. For more information, visit the Stream & Download page.

Renewing Materials

Renewals are automatic, but there is a limit of six renewals per item. Customers are liable for charges on lost or unreturned materials. Items on hold for others may not be renewed.

Placing Material Holds

Holds may be place in the Library catalog, by phone or in person. When placing your hold, specify the date you want the hold to activate, the pickup branch and how you wish to be notified when it's ready.

Holds Hoppers
Pick up holds 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at participating branches. Learn more...

The Library is no longer charging fines for late materials. Fine-free status is available on all books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, and materials from the “Library of Things” (cake pans, WiFi hotspots, and more). No more unexpected fines.

Please note: Customers will still be responsible for existing and future fees charged to their account for lost or damaged materials. The Library will continue to send notifications and reminders about due dates. If materials are not returned within 35 days, they will be considered lost and customers will be responsible for replacement costs.


  • Fees are charged for damaged items, lost materials, and other library products or services.
  • The fee charged for lost items will be the list price of the item.

Fee Payment Options:

Pay online: Pay online via a secure connection.  You will need your library card and PIN to retrieve your account.

Pay Now

At a Library branch: Pay in person with cash, check, or credit card.

By mail: A check or money order made payable to St. Charles City-County Library District may be mailed to the following address:

Finance Office - St. Charles City-County Library
P.O. Box 529
St. Peters, MO 63376

To ensure that your account is properly credited, please be sure to include your library card number on the check.


Refunds may be issued for returned lost and paid items for a period of three months (90 days) following the date of billing.


Third-party providers used in the process to pay fines and fees via the library’s website are protected by SSL certification, a protocol for secure data transmission.  The St. Charles City-County Library District does not collect or store any personal information, or credit or debit card processing data collected from this site.

For more information regarding fees, please see the Fees and Charges Policy.

Federal Depository Library

This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law (Title 44 United States Code).

The collection features physical and digital documents representing every branch and agency of the federal government. Search the collection using our Library catalog. If you do not find what you are looking for, the entire Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) may be searched to locate the item in another depository library.

Voter Information

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Do you need to register to vote? Update your voter registration? Or want to know your polling place? This site will direct you to your state’s voter information.

Do you want to preview your ballot before you get to the polls?  Find out who is running, what they plan to do for that office, and read more into propositions and amendments.

Registered Missourians who expect to be prevented from going to their polling place on Election Day may vote absentee beginning six weeks prior to an election. 

Need your ballot notarized, make an appointment with the Library's Notary Services.

Absentee Voting

Not sure which candidate sides with your issues?  As we get closer to the election, you will be able to answer questions about specific issues and Vote Smart will match you with a candidate!  You may also lookup candidates and find their voting records, biographies, positions, and speeches.  This site will also help you look up legislation (federal and state) by topic.

Do you want to read the text of a certain bill or law? Would you like to know if your Congressperson voted for or against a specific bill? Do you want to know how much a certain bill will cost taxpayers? &

Are you not sure who represents you? Find your local and federal legislators here:

Are you curious about voting in general? Learn about the different types of elections, certain voting terms, the election process, the history of voting and election laws, and more.

World Language Collection

We offer materials in a variety of languages and formats.

Our Digital Materials

Use the Advanced Search to find items in dozens of languages in Hoopla and OverDrive.

  • Find Advanced Search on the Hoopla homepage under the search bar. Look for the language menu to complete your search.

  • Click Search on the OverDrive homepage, then click Advanced.  Look for the language menu to complete your search.

Our online materials include:

BiblioEnfants (French) 
Animated books for children.

BibliotecaTumble (Spanish)
Animated books for children.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (Spanish) 
Content from the World Book Encyclopedia for students.

Rosetta Stone 
Lessons in over 30 languages.