Gale Family Library

345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55102



Library Hours

Tuesday: 9 am-8 pm
Wednesday: 9 am-4 pm
Thursday: 9 am-4 pm
Friday: 9 am-4 pm
Saturday: 9 am-4 pm
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Holiday Hours


$6 per day

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Library Closed Through 5/1

In response to the state Department of Health’s newest COVID-19 recommendations and for the safety of our researchers, MNHS has decided to close all historic sites and museums to the public, including the Gale Family Library, through May 1.  
During this closure, staff will be working off-site and will not have access to physical collections materials, library spaces, or microfilm.  This means that most of our research services will be unavailable at this time (only birth certificates and will books are available as of 3/26/2020).  For information on regular services, please see our Research Services page.   
However, Library staff will continue working to assist researchers via the website, email, phone, and Facebook. 
Contact Library Staff via:
  • Email: 
  • Phone: 651-259-3300  (Note: We cannot directly answer our phones, but leave a message and we will call you back as soon as possible.)
  • Facebook Reference/Research Help:
We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. The health and safety of our guests and our community is our highest priority. MNHS continues to monitor the news and is in contact with federal and state health officials.
We will keep the public updated on services and access options available via library website (, and the library’s Facebook page (