Click here for a larger view of the Festus Public Library. The Festus Public Library is tax supported by citizens living within the city limits. It is governed by nine board members appointed by the mayor of Festus with approval of the city council. Board members serve voluntarily and receive no pay for doing so.  Festus Public Library has been providing a community service since 1934. The library has currently 35,00  titles of books, audio cassettes and videos available. There are over 8,000 patrons at this time.
222 North Mill Street
Festus, MO  63028

636-937-3439 (Fax)

Monday - 12 P.M.-7 P.M.
Tuesday -  12 P.M.- 7 P.M.
Wednesday - 12 P.M.- 7 P.M.
Thursday - 10 A.M.- 5 P.M.
Friday - 10 A.M.- 5 P.M.

Saturday - 10 A.M. - 3 P.M. 
Saturday Summer Hours
June - August
10 A.M. - 1:00P.M.
Sunday -  CLOSED


  • Photocopying 

  • Internet Access

  • Fax Service

  • Book Borrowing

  • Voter Registration

  • Meeting Room

  • Passport Agency


An application card must be filled out by an adult who must show proof of identity and residency and provide references.  Cards will be issued to children when they have completed first grade.  Children under 14 years of age must have parent or guardian signatures.  When there are several cards issued to members of an individual family, it is suggested that the total number of books checked out at one time would not exceed 25.  This will make it possible to circulate books to other patrons if you take only what you can read in a two-week period. 

Anyone living outside of Festus city limits but within Jefferson County may obtain a non-resident card by filling out an application and paying a fee of $20.00 per year for the family.

Library cards should be presented each time library materials are checked out.  LIBRARY CARDS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE. BORROWERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL ITEMS CHECKED OUT AND ALL FINES ON THEIR CARD.

Library materials (except videos) are checked out for a two week period.  They may be renewed by phone ( one time only) for an additional two weeks as long as materials are not overdue. Books on a waiting list may NOT be renewed.  Fines on books and magazines are 5 cents per day per item.  Videos and DVDs have a 1-week check-out and a fine of $1.00 per day for DVDs and 50 cents a day for videos if not returned on time.  Videos and DVDs may NOT be renewed.

Local history, Festus newspapers on microfilm, some cemetery records, CD ROMs and other genealogical materials are available for use in the reference room.


  • We are able to borrow books from other libraries throughout the state.  There is a $2.00 fee per book to handle postage and handling.   

  • There is a charge of 20 cents for letter and 35 cents for legal size photocopies.   

  • We send and receive faxes.  The charge for this service is $1.50 for the first page and 50 cents for each additional page.

  • The library has a meeting and conference room for civic groups.  This room must be reserved in advance.

  • Citizens may register to vote.

  • Internet access is available.  A form must be filled out to have access to the Internet.  Students 18 and under must have parent/guardian signature. Copies are 20 cents for b/w and 50 cents for color.    

  • We are a Passport Acceptance Agency.  Visit the U.S. Dept. of State website at or call the library at 636-937-2017 for information.


Pre-school storytime is held throughout the year on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.  During the summer (June - August) there will be a storytime for children 1st grade and up on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.


The library offers a Summer Reading Program to children of all ages (pre-school through young adult).  Call the library at 636-937-2017 for information.  Special programs will be listed on the Calendar of Events at