Marketplace Branch of the St. Louis Public Library

Marketplace is one of seventeen branches in the St. Louis Public Library system. It is one of the three "mini-branches" along with Central Express and Charing Cross.

It is located at 6548 Manchester Avenue in

the Ellendale Neighborhood

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It takes its name from the 1990's-era strip mall of the same name. There is no bike rack, as this is a nearly 100% auto-centric suburban style strip mall.

The branch is currently located next to a fitness gym which is extremely popular, so the location for a pick up/drop off express library seems fitting in the sense that it is a high traffic area.

Yet, pedestrian access is highly limited as is the nature of the strip mall as a whole.

Like all the branches, Marketplace is welcoming and brightly lit albeit a bit non-descript.

But it certainly does it's job of creating a place for residents in the Dogtown area to pick up and drop off selections from the entire library catalog. There is also a small selection of movies and music in addition to the books.

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Like all libraries, there is a security guard on duty, so it is a safe place for all.

So if you're in the Dogtown area, you know where to drop off or pick up your books!