The St. Catharines Public Library will be offering a scheduled pick up service for existing holds at the Central branch only starting June 1st. Effective May 28th, patrons can call 905-688-6103 x210 to schedule a time to pick up their holds at the Central Branch.

For more details, including information about fines, overdue books, book drops and more, please click the Read More button below.


All branches of the St. Catharines Public Library are still closed to the public until further notice to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. All programs and room rentals are cancelled during this period. We will endeavor to reschedule as many programs as possible. Full refunds will be provided.

Please note: We are unable to reschedule the Tax Clinics.

Due dates for all checked out materials have been extended until June 30th and any accrued fines during the closure will be waived.  

The Central Book drop in the parking garage will open on June 1st and be available from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm Monday through Saturday. Branch book drops and the Church Street book drops will remain closed.

Staff are still available to respond to questions from from 9 until 5 pm Monday though Saturday.  Please dial extension 211 to leave a general reference question, extension 221 for circulation or press 0 for other inquiries.  A staff member will return your call within 1 business day.

Alternatively, you can email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please see our FAQ for answers to more common questions during our closure.

New information will be posted to our website and social media channels as it becomes available.

For more information regarding the status of Public Services, please read the press release on the City of St. Catharines' website or the City of St. Catharines COVID-19 page.