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.
Early closing on
Saturday, Sept. 20
Headquarters will close at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20 for a special event.

History & Genealogy Department

Welcome to the History & Genealogy 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 History & Genealogy Department

Alphabetical list of online finding aids, guides, and indexes created by the History and Genealogy Department

Department holdings and collections

Planning a visit and using the collection

Security policy and procedures



What's new?







PastPorts is a monthly electronic newsletter offering tips and news from the History & Genealogy 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 History & Genealogy 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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