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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New Catalog in 2019

The Minnesota Historical Society’s Library and Archives catalog is getting a fresh new look in 2019!

Through our partnership with the Minnesota Program for Automated Library Systems (PALS), the Gale Family Library is updating our integrated library system. Our new catalog will debut in January 2019 and will provide the same information and access to MNHS collections, with many new functions. 
Highlights of this change include:
  • A new, updated library catalog that will work on mobile devices
  • Ability to link directly to library records
  • Ability for researchers to save and export library records 
  • Support for searching many open access or public domain materials available through other special libraries and collections (such as the Library of Congress digital collections)
A Beta version of the new catalog was available for researchers to use in early December.  Many thanks to everyone who tried it and sent in feedback! 
MNHS will continue to improve the new catalog after its January release. Please watch the Library’s website and Facebook page for updates or to share your comments, and you can always contact us via phone (651-259-3300) or email for assistance.  
Please note the catalog update does not include, or other searches available on the Minnesota Historical Society sites.