Using the Library

Using the Library

Using the Library

Library Cards

If you live in Rock Hill, St. Louis County, St. Louis City, St. Charles City, or St. Charles County, you are eligible for a free card. If you live outside of these areas but would like a card, speak to a librarian about library card eligibility. Proof of identification and residence will be required. Minors (birth -17) are eligible for library cards with their guardian.  

If you have a card at another Municipal Library (Brentwood, Ferguson, Kirkwood, Maplewood, Richmond Heights, University City, Valley Park, or Webster Groves), you can use that card here.

Drop Box

Our library drop box is located on the West side of the building and is open 24/7 unless noted.

Check Outs

Items may be checked out for two weeks with up to three renewals if there is no hold on the item, with the following exceptions: 

New DVDs and Blu-Rays may be checked out for 7 days with one renewal. The Telescope may be checked out for 7 days with zero renewals. Laptops may be checked out for use in the library and may not leave the library. 

Automatic Renewals

To save you time, hassle, and fines, items are automatically renewed up to 3 times if there is no hold on the item.  (See exceptions under “Check Outs.”)

Meeting Room

The Meeting Room is used for library events, such as Storytime, Scrabble Club, Chair Yoga, and STEM Club, and it contains a part of our nonfiction collection. Library users and groups may request to reserve the meeting room one month in advance, and all requests must be approved by the library director. Library programs and events are given priority over any meeting room request. To inquire about reserving the meeting room, ask a library staff member or call the library at 314-962-4723. 

Food & Drink

Food is prohibited in the library. Drinks with lids are allowed in the library.

Location & Access

We are located at 9811 Manchester Road in Rock Hill, Missouri. We are on the North side of Manchester Road, between Walgreens and McDonalds. There is parking at the front, side, and back of the library. Handicapped parking, ramps, and automated doorways are present. An all gender restroom is available inside the library.

Programs

All library events and programs are free and open to the public. Unless specified on the event description, there is no registration necessary to participate in an event or program. All events are listed on our calendar.

Volunteering

We are seeking teen volunteers for Summer Reading! If you are between the ages of 13 and 17 and would like to volunteer at the library, give us a call at 314-962-4723 or pick up a volunteer application from the library!

Technology

Technology

In addition to having materials for check out, the Rock Hill Public Library also has desktop computers for use, Chromebooks and laptops that can be checked out for free for in-library use, and free scanning. The library offers printing, copying, and faxing for a small fee. Library staff are available to help answer questions and assist with using library technology. 

Telescope

Thanks to a partnership with the St. Louis Astronomical Society, library patrons can check out a telescope for seven days.  All you need is a valid adult library card (age 17 minimum).The telescope cannot be renewed or placed on hold. A library staff member can train you on how to use the telescope and help you find additional reference materials for stargazing and telescope use. 

MLC Information

The Rock Hill Public Library is a member of the Municipal Library Consortium (MLC) of Saint Louis. The MLC is made up of nine local libraries: Brentwood Public Library, Ferguson Municipal Public Library, Kirkwood Public Library, Maplewood Public Library, Richmond Heights Memorial Library, Rock Hill Public Library, University City Public Library, Valley Park Community Library, and Webster Groves Public Library. If you have a card from any of these libraries, it will work to check out materials and use computers at the Rock Hill Public Library and vice versa. You can return materials checked out from any of these libraries at Rock Hill. The catalog displays items available for check out from all nine libraries, and a user can request an item to be delivered to Rock Hill for pick up.