Gale Family Library

345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55102



Library Hours

Temporarily closed.


$6 per day

Using the Library

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Library Services During COVID-19

Get Research Help  

Library staff are assisting researchers via the phone, distance services, website, and email.
Contact us via:
See our Research Self-Help During Covid-19 page for immediate answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Distance Research

Please note: We have substantially discounted the rates for most of our research services.  Prices are listed in the Online Store.

Currently available via Minnesota People Records Search

  • Birth records (1900-1934) 
  • Death records (1904–2001)
  • State Census (1849 - 1905): search and view online
  • Gold Star Roll (1915 - 1921): search and view online

Currently available to order via the Online Store

 Other Services:

  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL):  Contact your local library for assistance in borrowing MNHS materials on microfilm
  • Images: Image Ordering has resumed with a new ordering process. Please see our Photographs: Research & Ordering guide for more information and links to the order forms.
  • Copy Requests: Two new Copy Request services--one for Books/Articles and one for Folders in Boxes--have started.  Please see our Copy Requests page for more information and then order through the Online Store.  

Our other fee-based research services are currently unavailable. Visit our Research Services page for a list of services offered by the Gale Family Library at full operation. We appreciate your patience and understanding, and will keep the public updated on Library services and access options available via the Library’s website and Facebook page

For information and updates on MNHS’s response to the COVID-19 health crisis, please visit

On-Site Research

As fof 11/19/2020, requests for on-site research appointments are currently on pause.  We will post more information as soon as possible