Using the Library

Ferguson Library is your hometown library, serving our community since 1930.

Our complete Policy Manual is available at the following link: Library Policies

Lending Policies

Books and Audiobooks:

  • 2 week checkout
  • 3 renewals if no one waiting
  • 30 item limit

DVD and Blu-Ray movies:

  • 2 week checkout
  • 3 renewals if no one waiting
  • 6 item limit for adult DVDs and Blu-Rays
  • 3 item limit for children’s DVDs and Blu-Rays

Music CDs:

  • 2 week checkout
  • 3 renewals if no one waiting

Overdue Fines

The Ferguson Public Library is now fine free! Overdue fines will no longer be charged, with a few exceptions:

  • Bike lock – $0.10 day
  • Equipment – $0.10 day
  • ILLs – $0.10 day
  • Telescope – $5.00 day

If you have more than $5.00 in fees on your account, then your library card will be blocked from use.


Thanks to our automatic renewal service, you no longer have to worry about renewing your library items yourself! As long as no one else wants the item, it will automatically renew up to 3 times before it needs to be returned to the library.

In-Library Services

From bestsellers to the daily news to blockbuster movies, we have something for everyone! If you need help finding an item, let us know or visit our catalog. Through our membership in the Municipal Library Consortium, items that are not immediately available at our library can be requested and sent here, free of charge. Our Children’s Room has a wide selection of picture books, nonfiction, and chapter books, and features our ever-popular Step into Reading collection to help our youngest readers. We also have an extensive Young Adult section with the latest hot series, stories, and characters that teens can’t live without.

We offer a variety of magazines, including Time, PeopleGlamour, and more. Newspapers include The St. Louis Post-DispatchThe St. Louis AmericanUSA Today, and other national newspapers. Our DVD collection features award-winning films, classic movies, big blockbusters, and favorite TV shows. If you think our collection is missing a book or movie that is a “must-have,” then please ask us about a Request for Purchase form.

Computers & Wireless

We have a total of 12 computers for patrons to use, equipped with Microsoft Office products for all your document-creation needs. The Library has 10 MB fiber-optic circuit for fast access to the Internet, and each computer has a variety of Internet browsers to choose from. You must have a valid library card in order to use our computers. For those without a library card, we have a 15-minute-only computer available for use with a guest pass and a picture ID.

Our Children’s Area features 4 computers for use. With adult permission, children and teens may use their library card or request a guest pass in order to use the computers. A child’s use of the Internet is to be supervised by their parents or guardian.

We also offer free WiFi throughout the building.


We offer faxing at our self-service copy machine. Faxing is free to both local and long distance numbers. Unfortunately, we are unable to fax to international numbers. We can also receive faxes for you for free. Contact us to get our fax number.

Meeting Rooms

We have two meeting rooms available free of charge for nonprofit and community organizations to use during regular library hours. We must have an application on file for your group to reserve a room.

Printing, Photocopies, and Document Scanning

We offer printing in both black and white and color from our computers. You can get up to 30 pages in black and white for free each day. After your 30 free pages, each additional black and white print will cost 10¢ a page. All color prints are 50¢ a page.

We also offer photocopying in black and white. You can get up to 30 pages in black and white for free each day. After your 30 free pages, each additional copy will cost 10¢ a page. Our self-service copy machines are also capable of scanning documents and sending them to an e-mail address for free.

Programs and Events

From children’s storytimes to teen activities to adult-oriented presentations and programs, Ferguson Library provides activities for all ages. Check out our latest events here!

Tax Forms & Publications

Common tax forms and publications are available during tax season at the Library. If you know what form you need, we can also help you access them online.

Voter Registration

Mail-in voter registration forms are available at the Library. We can also help you access the online form.

Digital Services

Your library card gives you access to a wide array of ebooks, downloadable audiobooks, music, movies, TV shows, databases for research, and more, both in the library, at home, and on-the-go via third party apps. For a complete list of what we offer, please visit our Digital Services page. Please note that some services are available to Ferguson residents only, or may only be available in the library.

Homebound Services

For Ferguson residents unable to visit the library because of advanced age, illness, or disability, we offer homebound services on a long-term and short-term basis. This service can also be utilized by the homebound individual’s caregiver. Call Taneesa at 314-521-4820 for more information.

Interlibrary Loan

Municipal Library Consortium

Ferguson Library is a member of the Municipal Library Consortium, with over 700,000 items held by member libraries. You may check out materials at any member library using your Ferguson Library Card. Member libraries are Ferguson, Brentwood, Kirkwood, Maplewood, Richmond Heights, Rock Hill, University City, Valley Park, and Webster Groves. You may request materials to be sent to Ferguson for pick-up.

WorldCat Interlibrary

Ferguson Library will borrow materials for Ferguson residents that are not available through the Municipal Library Consortium. Please contact us for more information.

Notary Services

Need a document notarized? We can help! A notary public is typically available whenever the library is open, however, you may want to call ahead of time to make sure one is available, particularly after 5 pm or on Saturdays. When coming to get your document notarized, please bring your picture ID. If your document requires the signature of witnesses, or if another person needs to sign, they will also need to be present when the document is notarized. Please wait to sign your document until you are in the presence of our notary. Notary services are free. Please contact us for more information.