At Saint Paul Public Library, we believe that learning is a human right.

To live, adapt, and thrive in a constantly changing world, all people need supportive learning environments and free access to information and ideas from diverse points of view. Learn more about Saint Paul Public Library's commitment to learning as a human right below.

Fine Free

The library is now fine free. That’s right! We no longer charge fines on late items. This ensures that all people have access to library books and materials, which is our primary purpose as a public library. Learn more about this new policy and how it affects you. 

Early Learning at the Library

Every day, families visit the library to connect with resources and activities that promote early learning. From storytimes in nine different languages, to weekly puppet shows at George Latimer Central Library, to interactive spaces that encourage hands-on play and our summer reading program, Summer Spark — the library is a great resource for families.

Homework Help

The library provides tutors, computers, Wi-Fi, printers, reference books, and school supplies to help students of all ages at six library locations. In addition to Homework Centers, the library's Reading Together program provides reading mentoring for students grades 1-5.


Createch is a creative space for teens, located at five Saint Paul Public Library locations and at Saint Paul Neighborhood Network. At Createch, teens can access tools needed to pursue interests and spark new passions, and be encouraged by mentors who support their individual growth.


Job search, career planning, and resources for small businesses and entrepreneurs at the library. Grow your skills at the library!.

Free Learning Resources

The library provides a number of free resources to help support lifelong learning, including Lynda.com that provides easy-to-use video tutorials to help you learn business, technical and creative skills — anytime, anywhere. All you need is a library card!

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