Cooling Centers in the St. Louis Area

Cooling Centers are Local Resources for Providing Shelter from Excessive Summer Heat

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the ability of public places traditionally serving as cooling center locations. Many locations are unable to serve as cooling centers as they are following precautions to reduce the exposure to, and slow the spread of, COVID-19 as directed by local health officials.

All individuals ages five (5) and up must wear a face mask inside buildings, regardless of vaccination status, per City Health orders.

For the most up-to-date cooling center information, please call 2-1-1 and speak to a Call Center Specialist.

During periods of extreme heat, we'll declare a heat emergency and open community centers as cooling centers. Please check on your neighbors and the elderly to make sure they're okay. Learn more about heat advisory definitions.

Cooling Center List

Showing Saint Louis cooling centers:

Baden Branch Library SLPL

Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.;
Wednesday and Thursday, 1 - 7 p.m.;
Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Barr Branch Library SLPL

Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.;
Wednesday and Thursday, 1 - 7 p.m.;
Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Buder Branch Library SLPL

Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.;
Wednesday and Thursday, 1 - 7 p.m.;
Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cabanne Branch Library SLPL

Mon, Sat - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Tue-Thu - 12:00pm (Noon) to 7:00pm
Fri - 11:00am to 6:00pm

Carondelet Branch Library SLPL

Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.;
Wednesday and Thursday, 1 - 7 p.m.;
Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Carpenter Branch Library SLPL

Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.;
Wednesday and Thursday, 1 - 7 p.m.;
Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Divoll Branch Library SLPL

Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.;
Wednesday and Thursday, 1 - 7 p.m.;
Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Julia Davis Branch Library SLPL

Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.;
Wednesday and Thursday, 1 - 7 p.m.;
Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Kingshighway Branch Library SLPL

Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.;
Wednesday and Thursday, 1 - 7 p.m.;
Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Machacek Branch Library SLPL

Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.;
Wednesday and Thursday, 1 - 7 p.m.;
Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Salvation Army Euclid Corps

9 to 3 pm Mon.- Fri

Salvation Army Temple Corp

Mon - Wed 9 to 4, Thurs. 9 to 5

Schlafly Branch Library SLPL

Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.;
Wednesday and Thursday, 1 - 7 p.m.;
Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

St. Louis Public Library Central

Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.;
Wednesday and Thursday, 1 - 7 p.m.;
Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

St. Louis Public Library Central Express

Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Walnut Park Branch Library SLPL

Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.;
Wednesday and Thursday, 1 - 7 p.m.;
Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wesley House Association - Senior Center SLAAA

Mon - Fri 9:00am to 5:00pm
Home delivered meals, congregate meals, and transportation are available.

Cooling center data provided by United Way.

Water Fountain Locations

  • Interco Plaza next to St Patrick Center - Dr. Martin Luther King Dr & Hadley St
  • 14th St & Market Ave
  • Carr Street and N Broadway - this is a dead end for Carr Street though so will need to take 6th street and then go east on Carr Street

Important Heat Advisory Terms

Heat Wave: Three or more days of temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

Excessive Heat Warning: Daytime highs of more than 105 degrees Fahrenheit for two or more hours.

Excessive Heat Advisory:  the heat Index is expected to reach 105 degrees or air temperature will range from 100 – 104 for four or more consecutive days, or an Excessive Heat Warning is issued by the National Weather Service.

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