Jessica Little Library Director

Phone: (989) 681-5141
Fax:  (989) 681-2077
312 Michigan Avenue
St. Louis, MI 48880

Building & Curbside

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Library Collections

Access the library collections, both physical and electronic, at

Guests can browse the collections while registered patrons can sign into their account to renew materials and place holds. If you are having problems logging in or need assistance with the website, please call us at 989-681-5141.

Epidemic Procedures

(Updated 1:26 p.m. on April 26, 2021)

Please be aware and considerate of the changes currently necessary to protect all library visitors and staff, and to comply with local, state, and national directives.

Image within library entrywayAs per the current epidemic order issued by the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services, everyone age 2 and over entering the building must wear a mask covering both nose and mouth if medically able to do so. If you have forgotten your mask, we would be happy to accommodate you by providing curbside assistance.

If you are sick or have recently been sick, if you are caring for or living with someone who is sick, or if you are under a quarantine order, do not enter the building. Call to speak with the librarian so we can try to accommodate your need either remotely or through curbside service.

There is a building capacity limit of 27 people including staff. If we reach that limit, staff will inform incoming patrons of the need to wait in their cars until people exit the building.

Social distance while in the library. Seating, computer stations, and high interest collections have been spaced appropriately. Do not move seating around. Please do not approach a shelving unit that another patron is browsing until they have finished. If a queue forms at the circulation counter, please observe social distancing guidelines and maintain a distance of 6 feet from the patron(s) ahead of you in line.

Patrons are limited to one log-on to a library owned public access computer station per day. The log-on has a hard-cap of 1 hour. Our wi-fi is available 24 hours a day (extends to the parking lot). There is a cap of 1.5 hrs usage per day per device.

Please be aware that while we have increased our cleaning regimen, it is not feasible to clean the bathrooms or computers after each use. We have designated one of our two bathrooms as a hand-washing station (the other is currently designated unisex). We encourage you to observe best practices and wash your hands thoroughly upon entering the building, after using a computer station, and before exiting the building.

Please return all collection materials in the through-wall return slot located to the east of the entrance. All items are quarantined for 96-hours before being checked in and shelved for circulation.

If you have questions about the procedures in place or need additional assistance, please call and speak with the library director or inquire at the circulation counter. Thank you for helping us serve you. Procedures may change based on new guidance or to meet evolving needs. Updates will be posted as appropriate.

We are happy to continue offering curbside service indefinitely and encourage anyone who feels they are at risk to take advantage of this service.

Theodore Austin Cutler Memorial Library

The City of St. Louis is proud to provide library services to the community.  Library service has been a tradition in St. Louis since 1873.  The city officials saw the importance of a library to the community and took over the responsibility of providing library services in 1938.

The T.A. Cutler Memorial Library has been serving the City of St. Louis and surrounding areas from its current location at 312 Michigan Avenue since 1997.  Our beautiful library boasts a entire block of grounds featuring flower beds, benches and a gazebo replicating the well house at the famed “Magnetic Mineral Springs”.

The library is home to a physical collection of books, magazines, audiobooks, music cds, DVDs, Blu-rays, and magazines numbering approximately 30,000 items and has access to many other library collections throughout the state via interlibrary loan.  The library provides digital collections over 100,000+ items through OverDrive and Freading.

Reading Zone in Library

We offer public computers with high speed internet access and Microsoft Office productivity software in addition to wi-fi access for those who wish to bring their own device.

All in-person programming is currently suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic and our meeting room is unavailable. We look forward to providing these services in future.

Our Rabbit Trails Book Club meets via Zoom on the first Tuesday of the month. The teen advisory committee and book club meets via Zoom on the second Wednesday of the month. Children's take-and-make craft projects are available monthly on a first-come-first-served basis. We offer summer reading programs for ages 3 through 18.

Library Artwork

Water Color Painting of Lake in Library

Local author and historian David McMacken arranged for the donation of three paintings to the library in 2008.  The wonderful paintings depict the area in and around the Magnetic Mineral Springs and the Park Hotel and are originals from the early 1900’s.  The paintings are now on display at the library and are a great addition to the St. Louis community.


Water Color Painting of River Side in Library
Water Color Painting of Tress and House in Library

Historic Photo Project

“St. Louis Bygone Days” – A Collection of Historic Photographs

This colorful tribute to the City of St. Louis was presented by the St. Louis Fine Arts Board in December, 1969. The enlargements were made from photographs and post cards loaned to the Fine Arts Board by area residents for the project. Many of the photographs came from the collection of Lucille Behler.

Library Photo with Vintage Clock

Lucille Behler, a photographer and native of St. Louis, contributed countless hours of photography and worked tirelessly to restore the original colors to the pictures. The priceless pictures of historical St. Louis that you see here are the result of the dedication and hard work of the
Fine Arts Board and of Lucille Behler. Our thanks and appreciation go out to them for caring enough to preserve these memorable moments in our City’s history.

Members of the Fine Arts Board at the time of the presentation

Nancy McKim, President
LaVerne Webb, Secretary
Berniece Jensen
Gloria Nikkari
Jean Ann Taylor
Lois Tedhams

Prompted by the Library Board, the pictures were removed from their former location in the library community room (now the basement of City Hall) because of potential water damage. In July of 1981, they were framed and removed to the library (now City Hall Council Chambers) for safekeeping.

Members of the Library Board at the time of restoration

Mary Alice Fortino, President
Mary Lou McPherson, Vice-President
Georgia Spindler, Treasurer
Carol Crumbaugh, Secretary
Van Fenwick, CLL Representative

The collection was moved in 1997 upon completion of the new T.A. Cutler Memorial Library building at 312 Michigan Avenue where the 34 pictures are on continuous display for the enjoyment of the public and as a monument to the St. Louis community.

Please feel free to stop by the library during business hours to view the collection. Make sure to ask the librarian for a handout describing each photo and showing their locations throughout the library.