While our buildings are temporarily closed to the public, we are here for you. Learn more about Saint Paul Public Library resources at sppl.org/staying-in

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Our doors may be temporarily closed, but we’re offering resources to keep you connected.

Visit sppl.org/staying-in to learn more.

Resources on Race

Books, poems, articles, films, blog posts, and other resources exploring race in the United States.
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Online, virtual, and call-in events.

Upcoming Events


Modified Library Services and Online Events



Your online library, available 24/7, from home and on the go.

Digital Library resources

Ancestry Library At Home Access Extended through June 30

While libraries are temporarily closed, Ancestry Library is available for research from home! Access extended until June 30, 2020.

Learn a New Language

Use Transparent Language Online to learn 90+ languages (including English) -- available for free with your library card!

Explore Careers, Craft your Resumé, and Find a Great Job!

Tools and expert guidance to help you find a great job. Explore careers, search for jobs, create resumés and cover letters, and more.

Niche Academy

Learn to use digital services with step-by-step how-to video tutorials. Tutorials include OverDrive, Cloud Library, RBdigital, and more!




The latest news from the library.


Here are the Winners of the Read Brave Kids 2020 Art Contest

We are proud to announce the winners of the Read Brave Kids library card art contest. Art was inspired by the environment and natural world.

Library Journal names Pang Yang a 2020 Mover & Shaker

Saint Paul Public Library is proud to announce that Pang Yang has been named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker.

Read Brave Kids Book Voting Winner Announced

The votes are in! Saint Paul kids ages 0-8th grade voted to choose this year's Read Brave Kids: Our Climate Crisis top reads.

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