Welcome to the New SPPL.org: Get Started Today!


Welcome to the Saint Paul Public Library's new and improved online catalog and website! Check out some of the key features below and start exploring today!


Search now works like the rest of the web. Catalog searches now use natural language detection to ensure that when you search with keywords like“new music” or “kids movies,” you will easily find what you are looking for. Filters help you narrow in on exactly the items you want from the library.

Easily browse new titles, award winners, and lists created by library staff and other readers. Ratings, comments, and tags help you evaluate and choose the perfect book, DVD, or CD for you from the library's collection.

The new online catalog features personal recordkeeping tools: My Profile, My Shelves, My Lists, and more.

Get started today!

Create your new username. Log in with your current library card number and password. You will be prompted to create a unique username that will make it easier to access your account in the future!

Manage your privacy settings. You decide how much or how little you want to share. To set your privacy settings, login and go to My Settings. Under Privacy, click My Shelves and My Feeds. Your Borrowing and On Hold information is always private. Learn more about your privacy settings in the new catalog.

Place a hold with just one click. Skip the step of selecting a library every time you place a hold. Set up a preferred location and place holds with just one click. To set this up, log in and click My Settings --> Hold and Pickup Location.

Get organized. Use virtual Shelves to organize everything you have read, listened to, or watched or that want to check out from the library later. To see your Shelves, log in and click My Profile --> Shelves.

Connect with SPPL and a community of readers. See what Saint Paul Public Library and other readers are reading and recommending. Follow SPPL staff or other readers who have chosen to share their lists and recommendations. You can rate items, post comments and create lists.