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At SPPL we are grounded in our values and focused on our mission: we welcome all people to connect, learn, discover, and grow. This includes our staff members. We strive to uphold a safe, inclusive, and creative environment where staff members feel supported in the day-to-day, empowered to innovate, and, ultimately, prepared to advance in their field.  

Current openings

Learn more about current openings at Saint Paul Public Library.


The following recent initiatives showcase our values in action. All SPPL staff members played a role in these efforts.  


Mayor Melvin Carter took office in 2018 with a vision to create “a city that works for all.” This means discovering and dismantling systemic inequities so that all people can advance and thrive in Saint Paul.

Learn more about how the city is working together to accomplish this shared vision.


Welcome to the Bold North! The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul are ranked among the nation’s top 10 most affordable metropolitan areas and first among the nation’s healthiest cities. Both cities boast top-rated parks systems and, of course, excellent libraries. We enjoy plenty of sports and recreation, a vibrant local arts and culture scene, and a good balance between urban life and green space.  

Find out more about living, working, and thriving in the Twin Cities at  


The latest news from Saint Paul Public Library.

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The first Harry Potter Book- available now with no waitlists

The ebook and audiobook of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is available for unlimited access through OverDrive in the month of April.

Ask A Librarian: SPPL Staff Available by Phone and Online

Being able to get in touch with library staff from outside of the library is important now. Staff are available by phone, email and online.

Storytime Live on Facebook

Saint Paul Public Library is closed, but we are excited to continue offering services and some programs online.

Library Go for Parents and Educators

Virtually connect with Saint Paul Public Library's School Coordinator to learn how to use Library Go while school is out. f your child is…

Mayor Melvin Carter on Twitter: "We must take bold and immediate…" | 2388446

We must take bold and immediate action to address the local impacts of this pandemic. These extraordinary steps are critical to protecting our public health and safety.…

Saint Paul Public Library on Twitter: "The @StarTribune and…" | 2388444

The @StarTribune and @PioneerPress have removed paywalls for #COVIDー19 coverage. Find the latest information ⬇️

Saint Paul Public Schools Strike

Find information about free meals for youth, programming, and more resources for families during the Saint Paul Public Schools strike.

Audiobooks vs Print: Which do you prefer and why?

Audiobooks vs Print: Which do you prefer and why? Check out what folks at Highland Park Library had to say about it on this WCCO segment.

St. Paul libraries see a boost after going fine-free

A year later, circulation has grown 1.8% citywide, with some branches seeing double-digit increases.

MPR News on Twitter: "St. Paul Public Libraries is hoping to…" | 2258804

St. Paul Public Libraries is hoping to foster a community-wide conversation about #ClimateChange with its Read Brave program.…

Noura in the (Doll's) House!

The Guthrie Theater's new production of Noura is playwright Heather Raffo's take on the Ibsen classic "A Doll's House."

Top Titles of 2019

Top fiction & nonfiction titles by number of check outs for adults in 2019

Top 25 E-books of the Decade

The most checked out titles in our ebook collection during the 2010s, in order of popularity.

SPPL's Decade in Review: 2010-2019

The 2010s were an exciting decade for Saint Paul Public Library, ushering in a new era of e-books, 21st-century upgrades, and more!
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