St. Louis County Library Headquarters
Tier 5 (top floor)
1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131
314-994-3300, ext. 2070


9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
1:00-5:00 p.m.
All St. Louis County Library locations will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1 in observance of Labor Day.

Genealogy and Local History

Welcome to the Special Collections Department

On the left side of the page are links to indexes, finding aids and guides, databases and websites and other helpful information. The links below offer important information about the Special Collections Department.


Online guide to St. Louis sources in the Special Collections Department

Alphabetical list of online finding aids, guides, and indexes created by the Special Collections Department

Department holdings and collections

Planning a visit and using the collection

Security policy and procedures

Looking for St. Louis genealogy? See the online guide, or use the search engine below. Choose "Contains all words" from the drop down menu. Enter "St. Louis research" (exactly as spelled and within quotation marks) in the search box and click the "search" button. A list of indexes and finding aids to St. Louis sources will display.



What's new?







PastPorts is a monthly electronic newsletter offering tips and news from the Special Collections Department.

Subscribe | Download past issues as PDFs.

Tours and Services

Lookups & other services

Click here for information about lookups, interlibrary loans, and Family History Library microfilm loans.


Tours of the Special Collections Department are held twice a month:

First Wednesday of the month,
10:30 a.m.

Third Saturday of the month,
10:30 a.m.

No reservations are necessary. The tour covers three floors of the library (accessible by elevator).

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