The St. Louis Area has many public libraries. Some of those libraries have a branch system with many locations and cover a large area. Examples would include the St. Louis County Library and the St. Louis Public Library located in the City of St. Louis. St. Louis County Library has its headquarters located in Frontenac Missouri and has 20 branch locations throughout the county. St. Louis Public Library has its headquarters in the historic Central Library in the Downtown West Neighborhood of St. Louis and has 15 branch locations in the city. Other libraries are community based and have only one central location. Examples would include the Ferguson Public Library, the Kirkwood Public Library, Bethalto Public Library and Edwardsville Public Library.
Below is a list of the library locations in the Metro St. Louis Area.