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Monday - Thursday  9 AM - 7 PM
Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 9 AM - 1 PM
Sunday  Closed
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We are pleased to offer several databases for research and enjoyment. To access any of the following databases, you must have an active library card with The Festus Public Library. When prompted to enter your card number, you will do so with the following formula: fpl#####. For example, most library cards with Festus Public Library are 5 digits. To access these databases, you will first enter the letters fpl followed by your card number. This formula will work for all Festus Public Library cards, even if they are 1, 2, 3, or 4 digit numbers.


The Tumble Book Library is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books and Tumble Puzzles & Games. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which we have licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.


EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries.


EBSCO ebooks

  Find fiction and non-fiction for both adults and children with more than 33,000 titles with unlimited simultaneous          downloads. 21-day check out period.



HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

Learning Express Library

LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.


With the new Explora interface, you’ll not only have access to the same research content from EBSCO, but also additional content including grade level topic overviews, health videos and Associated Press videos that are not currently available in the Kids Search and Student Research Center interfaces.


Explora - Elementary

Explora - Middle School

Explora - High School


Explora - General Research and eBooks

Access to Primary Search (magazines), eBook K-8 Collection, and Topic Overviews K-5.   Access to Primary Search (magazines), eBook K-8 Collection, and Topic Overviews K-5.   Access to Academic Search Elite (magazines), Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition, Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition, MAS Ultra - School Edition, Newspaper Source, Science Reference Center, Topic Overviews 6-12, eBook K-8 Collection, eBook High School Collection, Consumer Health Complete, and Middle Search Plus (magazines). Access to Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition, Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition, MasterFILE Premier (magazines), Newspaper Source, Science Reference Center, Topic Overviews Public Library, eBook Public Library Collection, and Consumer Health Complete.

Access to EBSCOhost, HeritageQuest and LearningExpress Library is provided to eligible MOREnet members through funding by the Missouri General Assembly for the REAL Program. This appropriation is made to the Secretary of State's Office and is administered by the Missouri State Library. Additional funding for these resources is provided by MOREnet member fees.  

Online Resources

Here you will find helpful links for job searching, tax help, and more.

Tax Forms

Federal Tax Forms Missouri Tax Forms

Job Searching

Jobs.mo.gov is the web portal for information and online services provided by the Missouri Division of Workforce Development (DWD). DWD provides workforce services for businesses and job seekers. In Missouri, DWD serves as the state agency that administers the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Wagner-Peyser funding for workforce activities.

Jefferson County Libraries

Festus Public Library cardholders have reciprocal borrowing privileges with Crystal City Public Library. Cards may be purchased at De Soto Public Library and Jefferson County Library.

Crystal City Public Library De Soto Public Library Jefferson County Library


Festus City Hall
711 West Main
Festus, MO 63028
Fax: 636-937-2140
Open 8a - 5p M - F

Police & Fire
Dispatch:  636-937-3646

Police Department
100 Park Ave.
Festus, MO 63028
Records: 636-937-5184
Fax: 636-937-8086

Fire Department
212 North Mill Street
Festus, MO 63028
Firehouse: 636-937-7661

Public Works
950 North Fifth Street
Festus, MO  63028
Fax: 636-937-6619
Open 7:30a - 4:30p M-F

400 W. Main Street
Festus, MO  63028
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Fri 9:00a - 5:00p
Sat 9:00a - 1:00p