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Welcome.  Ferguson Library is your hometown library, serving our community since 1930.  We offer reference, computer workstations, WiFi hotspot, Chromebooks, interlibrary loan, reserve requests, special print and digital collections, movies, eBooks, eMagazines, eAudiobooks, videogames, meeting rooms, continuing education opportunities -- a friendly place where you can connect.
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  • Audiobooks, eAudiobooks, eBooks, eMagazines, Movies, Music, Video - Diversified media collection includes:
    • Audiobooks - CD & MP3; checkout 2 weeks, with 3 renewals if no one waiting.
    • eAudiobooks - MP3 & WMA; 7/14/21 days; 1 renewal if no queue (OverDrive).
    • eBooks - EPUB, PDF, Kindle, HTML5; 7/14/21 days; 1 renewal if no queue (OverDrive).
            Total e-items on loan at one time is 10 OverDrive items.
    • eMagazines - Browser or.zno format; no expiration; no CKO limit (Zinio).
    • Movies & Videos - DVD, Blu-ray; checkout 2 weeks, with 3 renewals if no one waiting;
            6 max adult; 3 max juvenile.
    • Music - CD; checkout 2 weeks, with 3 renewals if no one waiting.
    • Videogames - DVD; checkout 2 weeks, with 3 renewals if no one waiting; 6 max.
  • Books, Magazines, Newspapers - Print - Popular, bestselling - let us know your interests; or visit the catalog.  Children's Room features "I Can Read" books, award winners, and seasonal.  Checkout is 2 weeks, with 3 renewals if no one waiting.  Total on loan at one time is 30 physical items.

  • Computers & Wireless - Ferguson Library has 10 MB fiber-optic circuit for fast access to the Internet for all Library cardholders, in compliance with Acceptable Use Policy.  Computers are equipped with word processing, spreadsheets, database programs.  WiFi access for your device.  Childrens's use of the Internet is to be supervised by their parents or guardian.

  • Digital Premium Subscriptions - Purchased online magazines, journals, articles, reviews, newpapers, testing, audiobooks and eBooks for Ferguson cardholders 24/7 through the Missouri Research & Education Network, Missouri State Library and Municipal Library Consortium, and includes:
  • Fax - A dollar per page local, and two dollars per page long-distance USA.  Receiving fax fifty cents per page.

  • Homebound Service - For the homebound Ferguson resident, you may authorize a person you trust to pick-up and return items on your behalf.  Call for more information.

  • Hours - Monday-Thursday 9:00am-8:00pm; Friday 9:00am-6:00pm; Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm.

  • Lending - Municipal Library Consortium - Ferguson Library is a member of the Municipal Library Consortium, with over 700,000 items held by member libraries.  You may checkout materials at any member library using your Ferguson Library Card.  Member libraries are Ferguson, Brentwood, Kirkwood, Maplewood, Richmond Heights, Rock Hill, University City, Valley Park, and Webster Groves.  You may request materials to be sent to Ferguson for pick-up.

  • Lending - WorldCat Interlibrary - Ferguson Library will borrow materials for Ferguson residents that are not available through the Municipal Library Consortium.

  • Lending - Reciprocal with City and County - Ferguson residents may obtain a library card from St. Louis City Public Library, St. Louis County Library, and St. Charles City-County Library.  Ferguson will issue a Ferguson card to residents of these districts.

  • Library Card - For a Ferguson Library Card, a short application needs to be completed and identification showing Missouri State Picture ID and proof of residency in an eligible district.  For a child's card, a parent needs to complete the application, provide standard ID, and assume responsibility for materials checked out on child's card.  Replacement is fifty cents.

  • Meeting Rooms - The Library has two meeting rooms available free of charge for Ferguson resident groups, non-commercial use, with application, during regular library hours.

  • Overdue Fines - Ferguson materials overdue fine is 10 cents per day, except movies and videogames. Movies and videogames are 50 cents per day overdue. Fine limit per item is $5.

  • Photocopier - Photocopier (black & white); 15 cents per copy.

  • Printing - Laser printer (black & white); 10 cents per page.

  • Renewals - Four ways to renew materials: (1) you can renew 24/7 on your library account via Internet; or (2) you can call 863-6408 to renew 24/7 by automated phone; or (3) come to library to renew; or (4) call the Library 521-4820.

  • Programs and Events - From children's storytimes to teen activities to adult-oriented presentations and programs, Ferguson Library provides activities for all ages.  Our Summer Reading Program helps students maintain and improve reading skills.

  • Tax Forms & Publications - Common forms and publications are available during tax season, and tax help for low income individuals through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance by the University of Missouri.

  • Voter Registration - Mail-in voter registration forms are available at the Library; online form.

 

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