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History & Genealogy Services During Headquarters Building Closure

St. Louis County Library buildings are currently closed to the public. Branches are offering curbside service. More information is available on the library's website.

History & Genealogy Services During Headquarters Building Closure

The History & Genealogy Department is currently closed to researchers. The following services are available:

Remote Database Access

Library Wi-Fi Access

  • The library's Wi-Fi network has been extended to the parking lots at all branches.

Photocopies and Lookup Services

H&G can provide photocopies, prints, or digital scans of many library materials, including:

Please use the online lookup request form and be as specific as possible when submitting requests.

Print Collection Access

One-third of the books in H&G’s collection—more than 27,000—can be checked out. The entire collection is included in the library’s online catalog. Books with call numbers that do not begin with “R” are available to check out. Patrons can request books online or by calling the library. Please note: a limit of two H&G books may be checked out at one time.

Research Guidance

  • H&G staff members will gladly provide research guidance over the phone or by email.
  • Researchers may schedule a phone consultation with an H&G specialist using the online Book-a-Genealogist form.

The H&G Video Tutorials page offers instructional "how-to" videos for genealogical research.

For more information, please contact the History & Genealogy Department.