Not to be confused with the Missouri History Museum, the Missouri Historical Society's Library and Research Center houses a regional history collection documenting St. Louis, the Mississippi and Missouri Valleys, the Louisiana Purchase Territory, and the American West. It is very close to the Danforth campus (225 S Skinker Blvd).
SLAM's Library includes the museum's archives (correspondence, photographs, blueprints, scrapbooks, and departmental files. These records document events, exhibitions, and activities held at the Museum, as well as information about the Museum building), St. Louis artists files (newspaper clippings, exhibition announcements, or other biographical data), learning resources
(curriculum kits and touch kits), and is a member of MOBIUS.
located within the Thomas Jefferson Library on the University of Missouri–St. Louis campus, the State Historical Society of Missouri's Research Center focuses on preserving the diverse history of the city and its surrounding area within a statewide context. It's rich holdings trace the evolution of greater St. Louis through unique archival collections. SHSMO collections are stored at research centers across the state. Please make requests at least one week in advance of your visit.
Other than the Charing Cross branch of St. Louis Public Library (356 N. Skinker Blvd), U City Public Library is the next closest public library to the Danforth campus. It is part of the Municipal Library Consortium, a collection of small town libraries in St. Louis County. One card is good at all MLC locations.