About Us

Washington Public Library’s collection of over 47,000 items includes over 2,700 audiobooks, 5,000 DVDs, and over 100 magazine and newspaper subscriptions. Patrons of Washington Public Library also have access to all materials owned by and/or subscribed to by the Scenic Regional Library System and the Missouri Evergreen System. Additional WPL resources include computer workstations with internet access and word processing, wireless Internet access and great study spaces.

Washington Public Library is known for its engaging children’s reading programs.

Borrowing Materials

  • All materials (books, audiobooks, DVDs, magazines, and music CDs) may be checked out for 2 weeks.
  • You may have up to 100 items on your library card at any one time. You may have 10 DVDs, 5 magazines, 10 audiobooks, and 10 music CDs on your library card at any one time.
  • Reference materials and newspapers do not circulate.

Materials may be renewed twice if there is no Hold on the title by calling (636) 390-1070, stopping by the library, or online through your account. When asked for your library card number, enter the number on the back of your library card without the dashes. If you have a + as the last digit of your number, you must enter the +.

After-hours book drops are available. Books may be returned to any Scenic Regional Library location or Washington Public Library.

Washington Public Library cardholders may also check out and place reserves on materials from the Missouri Evergreen catalog.


Library Address: 410 Lafayette St., Washington, MO 63090

Front Desk Phone: 636-390-1070


Hours of Operation

Monday – ThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
8am to 8pm8am to 6pm9am to 5pm12pm to 4pm


Meet Our Staff

Staff NamePositionPhone
Nelson AppellDirector636-390-1071
Kim BrumgardAssistant Director636-231-4031
Carol BuntonCataloguer636-231-4030
Ruth McInnisChildren and Youth Services Librarian636-231-4028
Peggy WardenCirculation Manager636-231-4029