Current Services

We are here for you and are working hard to serve you in new ways.

Stillwater Public Library welcomes you!

The library is now open from 10 AM – 8 PM on Mondays through Thursdays and from 10 AM – 5 PM on Fridays and Saturdays. Beginning on September 12, we will also be open on Sundays from 1 PM – 5 PM. Learn more.

No library card?

No problem! Apply for a library card online today to start accessing resources.

Library Lockers

For those preferring reduced contact services or added convenience when picking up holds, try Library Lockers. Schedule a library locker appointment.

Try Book Bundles

Miss browsing at the library? Would you like to be introduced to a new author or discover a story that you wouldn’t think of reading? Try Book Bundles, a new and convenient way to explore and check out library materials.

Need a laptop or wi-fi?

We have technology to help keep you connected even when the library is closed! Borrow a mobile hotspot or a laptop for use at home or on the go. Learn more!

Apply to be a Library Trustee

Trustees are needed for the Stillwater Public Library Board, with terms beginning in January 2022. Anyone interested in an appointment to the Library Board of Trustees is encouraged to apply online by 4:30 PM on Monday, November 8, 2021. Learn more.
Visit the Library

The library is open from 10 AM – 8 PM on Mondays through Thursdays and from 10 AM – 5 PM on Fridays and Saturdays. Beginning on September 12, we will also be open on Sundays from 1 PM – 5 PM. Stop in to browse materials, read a newspaper, or enjoy the terrace and gallery. We encourage visitors to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Learn more.

Schedule a Library Locker Appointment

Reserve your library materials online and schedule a library locker appointment to pick up your items.

  1. Request library materials. Use the library catalog to place holds on specific titles.
  2. After you receive an email that your materials are ready, schedule a library locker pickup appointment.
  3. Pick up your items from the library lockers, located just inside the double doors from the library’s parking ramp on Third Street. Materials are available in the locker for the day of your appointment only, and lockers are only accessible during library hours.

If the library locker service is full or you have an available item that you would like more quickly, stop into the library and retrieve your materials from the holds shelf during library hours. No appointment is needed. The holds shelf is located across from the Public Services desk on the lower level of the library.

Try a Book Bundle

Try Book Bundles, a new and convenient way to explore and check out library materials. Instead of requesting specific titles, tell us what types of materials you would like, and staff will select them for you.”

Here’s how it works:
 
1. Complete the Book Bundle Request Form. Pick the categories you are interested in (such as adult historical fiction, teen nonfiction, or children’s picture books). You don’t have to limit your choices to books. You can request types of music, movies, and magazines, too.
 
2. Library staff will gather materials, check them out to you, and notify you when the items are ready. Please allow 2 days for staff to complete the request.
 
3. After receiving the notification, pick up your book bundle at the library. 
Get a Library Card

Apply for a library card online to start accessing library materials today! Fill Out the Application Here.

 

Borrow a Laptop or Wi-Fi

Do you need access to an internet connection or a computer while the library is closed? Wi-Fi hotspots and laptops are now available for check out with your library card. Equipment must be picked up at and returned to Stillwater. Learn more!

 

Apply to be a Library Trustee

Trustees are needed for the Stillwater Public Library Board, with terms beginning in January 2022. Anyone interested in an appointment to the Library Board of Trustees is encouraged to apply online by 4:30 PM on Monday, November 8, 2021.

  • Trustees must be residents of Stillwater and are appointed to a three-year term, renewable for two additional terms.
  • Trustees are responsible for the governance of the library. Trustees establish and review policy, set strategic goals, hire and evaluate the library director, establish and monitor the library budget, and promote and advocate for the library in the community.
  • The Library Board of Trustees has nine members and meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM.
  • Each trustee is assigned to a committee – Facilities, Finance or Governance.

View the trustee job description for more details about this opportunity.

To apply, go to the City of Stillwater Board & Commissions page. Select the “Apply” button in the upper right corner. The application deadline is 4:30 PM on Monday, November 8, 2021. If you have questions, please contact the City Clerk at 651-430-8800.

 

Featured Programs

Join us for informative and engaging programs. Many programs are virtual, with some programs being offered in-person. View our event calendar for a full list of upcoming activities. Missed a program? Check our YouTube channel for recorded past events.

Pop-Up Book Club: Memoirs

Pop-Up Book Club: Memoirs

Monday, November 15 | 6:30 PM: Step into someone else's shoes with our Pop-Up Book Club! Read one or more of the following memoirs, consider any new...

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Author Talk: Todd Melby

Author Talk: Todd Melby

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | 6:00 PM Join us online to listen to author Todd Melby talk about his book "A Lot Can Happen in the Middle of Nowhere:...

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Genealogy 101

Genealogy 101

Saturday, October 23 | 10:00 AM: This course will cover some of the skills and records used in basic genealogy: How to get started researching your...

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Digital Library

Our library never closes! Use your library card to access our digital library, available 24/7, from home and on the go.

eBooks & more

Borrow eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines with your library card. We have digital materials for readers (and listeners) of all ages.

Learn how to get started and start browsing for titles! 

Research & Online Courses

Learning never ends at the library. Research your ancestors, learn a new language, find automotive repair information, and more.

See our full list of research and online course resources.

Tools for Kids & Caregivers

Do you need trusted references for a school project? Flashcards and practice tests? Fun activities for days at home?

Check out our learning resources for early learners, school-aged learners and caregivers.

Tutoring & Job Coaching

Work with live tutors from 1 to 11 PM daily with Homework HelpNow.

Get one-to-one help from job experts, including live interview coaching, resumé assistance and more with JobNow.

Staff Picks

Click on a book cover to link directly to the catalog and learn more about the title or place a hold. Browse the library’s latest titles or check out our recommended reads for adults, kids and teens.

Honoring Native American History and Culture

 

Library News

Keep in the loop with the latest news! Sign up for our monthly ShelfLife e-newsletters to learn about upcoming programs, discover unique services and explore new ideas.

News

  • Standout Friend Mary Ann Sandeen

    Stand Up for Standout Friend: Mary Ann Sandeen Congratulations to Mary Ann Sandeen, President of the Friends of the Stillwater Public Library, for her “hall of fame” induction on Saturday, October 9, 2021. Mary Ann was recognized as a Standout Friend by the Minnesota Association of Library Friends. Mary Ann has been involved with supporting […]Learn More »
  • Art Cart

    Visit our new space in the storytime room for families to spend time together coloring and creating. We’ll provide monthly project suggestions and supplies for you to share in a hands-on activity with your children.No registration is needed. Drop in and create during library hours.  Learn More »
  • Telescope Kits

  • Library Board of Trustees Vacancies

    Trustees are needed for the Stillwater Public Library Board, with terms beginning in January 2022. Anyone interested in an appointment to the Library Board of Trustees is encouraged to apply online by 4:30 PM on Monday, November 8, 2021. Trustees must be residents of Stillwater and are appointed to a three-year term, renewable for two […]Learn More »