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

Using the Library

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Research Self-Help During Covid-19

The Gale Family Library has been closed to in-person visitors since mid-March and reopening date has not yet been determined.  During this closure there has been an increase in the volume of requests for research assistance. In order to help as many people as possible, we have created the following list of self-help resources related to the most commonly asked questions that we have recieved in the past few months. 

Birth Certificates:

Death Certificates:

Marriage Records:

Naturalization Records:

State Institutional Records (prison, orphanage, state hospital):

Legislative Research:

Courts (including Divorces):

Newspaper articles and obituaries:

Images, Audio, or Film:

Donating to the Collection:

Access to and copies of specific folders/items/books/articles:


Updates (including info on Library services and reopening plans): 

Other Questions:

If your question is not addressed in the documentation above and you would like help from library staff, please contact us via email.  Please note that only a limited number of staff are working at this time, mostly from off-site.  These factors are affecting our ability to answer some types of questions and our responses will be slower than usual, but we will do our best to assist you!