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.
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.
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!