Lending Library

Delving into the Contemplative Outreach Lending Library

Did you know?

  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Grace Episcopal Church may be closed. During these times, there is no access to the COSTL library.
  • Contemplative Outreach in St. Louis has more than 500 books, CDs, DVDs—and yes, old fashioned videos and audio cassettes—about prayer and the spiritual journey.

Where is it?

  • You will find the Lending Library’s books and audio cassettes on the main floor of Grace Episcopal Church, 514 E. Argonne Drive, Kirkwood MO 63122.
  • CDs and DVDs are housed downstairs in Room 9, which is open when Contemplative Outreach has an event scheduled.

Who can use the library?

  • You can! Anyone in the centering prayer community of the Saint Louis region or Grace Episcopal Church can borrow items from this collection by browsing the shelves, or a specific item can be found by looking through the lists in the library folder, which are organized by title, author, and broad subject.
  • You may check out books or audio cassettes any time Grace Episcopal Church is open. If you want a DVD or a CD, make sure that Room 9 is open.

Are there library rules?

  • Just barely… Please write your name, phone number, and the check-out date on the library card and then leave the card in the wooden file box on the shelf.
  • If you can, return what you borrow within a couple of months. If you forget, the librarian will eventually contact you.

So there’s a librarian?