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Gale Family Library

345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102



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Library Hours

Tue 9 am-8 pm
Wed-Sat 9 am-4 pm
Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Holiday Hours



Using the Library

Collections Online Minnesota History Timeline Timepieces

Library Catalog Search
Research Materials

Library News

  • The Library will be closed from Friday, July 3rd through Monday, July 6th during the Independence Day weekend. For more information, please take a look at our Holiday Hours page.
  • MNHS has just debuted improved online search systems for People Finder and Search.MNHS.org! If you are more familiar with our old Birth, Death, Census, and Veterans' Graves Indexes, check out the General Search Help for tips and hints on using the new systems.
  • MNHS also has a new online store! Visit the Library & Collections page of the shop or the Library's Research Services page to get information on purchasing research services, copies of birth and death certificates, and historic photos.
  • Check out the new New Online Search and Online Store page for information about both of these big changes.
  • Did you know that the Library has historic photographs and advertisements, as well as cookbooks full of delicious recipes, that can help inspire your upcoming summer picnic?