Are you or someone you know unable to make it to the library because you cannot leave your home? Library staff or volunteers can deliver your library materials to your home. This can be a temporary service or more lasting depending on your need. Call us today to find out more information, 314-963-8630. Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are pleased to provide patrons with the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma with our free, self-paced, 100 percent online, education program. If you’re waiting for the perfect time, this is it! Enjoy the convenience of 24/7 access to coursework and self-paced classes at no cost to you.
Thanks to the Missouri Department of Conservation, you can now check out a fishing pole from the library. Poles are available for a check out period of 3 weeks.
Check out a hotspot and have Wi-Fi on the go. We have eight hotspots available for check out. At this time, hotspots can be checked out by Brentwood Library cardholders only. They are available for a check out period of 3 weeks and cannot be renewed.
Check Out a Chromebook
Need to get some writing done at home but don’t have a computer? Check out a HP Chromebook! Chromebooks are available for a check out period of one week.
Be prepared for the next exciting stargazing event and check out a telescope. Our telescope has been customized by the Saint Louis Astronomical Society and is available for a check out period of 3 weeks.
Book Club in a Bag
We have a variety of pre-made Book Club bags to make finding your next book club read a breeze. Each bag contains 10-12 copies of the title, and can be checked out for 3 weeks. Book Club bags are eligible for renewal.
Reserve a Librarian
If you’re struggling with a basic computer issue, like using a program on your computer or browsing the internet, we can help. Reserve a time to meet with a librarian and get one-on-one guidance. Call 314-963-8630 for more information.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Read 1000 books together with your child, in preparation for Kindergarten! Reading helps build social and emotional skills, sparks creativity and imagination, promotes bonding, and helps kids do well overall in school. Take that motivation, open one book, and get started by registering for a Beanstack account today. As you progress through the program, your child will be rewarded with prizes for the reading you complete together.
Track your reading through the Beanstack link above or download the Beanstack Tracker app from your device’s app store.
Reference by Mail
Brentwood Public Library, along with Maplewood Public Library, Saint Louis County Library, and Saint Louis Public Library, is part of the largest collaborative effort of libraries providing reference by mail services to people who are incarcerated.
The need for basic reference assistance is acute: incarcerated people face significant information poverty, both because of limited access to information resources and because incarceration itself produces information needs that cannot be easily met. Federal and state laws require only a minimum of services, and prison libraries are consistently under-funded, resulting in inadequate collections. Importantly, when incarcerated people wish to reach beyond the institutional library resources available to them, there are often severe restrictions on what they can receive via mail. Even if incarcerated people have strong relationships at home, for instance, private for-profit telecom companies charge exorbitant rates for phone calls and the “digital stamps” required to send emails to approved family members (New York Public Library Reference by Mail Toolkit, 2022).