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Upcoming Holiday Hours for the Library & Research Center:

Thursday, December 24: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, December 25: CLOSED
Saturday, December 26: CLOSED
Thursday, December 31: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, January 1: CLOSED
Saturday, January 2: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Higgins map 1893Missouri History Museum Library holds over 90,000 books, periodicals, newspapers, maps, and microfilms, including:

Subject strengths include:

  • St. Louis people, places and events, neighborhood history, urban development, ethnic culture, politics, architecture, business, religion, art, and education
  • Western fur trade, travel and exploration, river transportation
  • Missouri history to 1900
  • Native American history and culture
  • Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 St. Louis World's Fair)

Find out more about the library's holdings:

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