Location

Address

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

Hours

Monday-Thursday
9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
 
Friday & Saturday
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
 
Sunday
1:00-5:00 p.m.
 
All St. Louis County Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 26 in observance of Memorial Day.
 

Genealogy and Local History

Welcome to the Special Collections Department

The Department's old website is still accessible on the Internet.

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.

Lookups

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.

 

 

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PastPorts

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.

Learn to use the Department's digital microfilm readers

Instruction sessions are given on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday beginning at 9 a.m. and on Thursday beginning at 7 p.m. Instruction lasts approximately 30 minutes and is limited to two participants per session. Registration is required. Call 314-994-3300, ext. 2070 to register.

Tours

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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