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Local Libraries

The guide is a list of local libraries that you can visit or request books. It includes helpful material such as links to local libraries' websites, hours, and contact information.

St. Louis Art Museum Library

St. Louis Art Museum - Richardson Library


Library hours are located on the library's homepage. Library staff is available

Monday–Friday to answer your questions.

St. Louis Art Museum

Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center

St. Louis Zoo Library

The Zoo Library is open to the public BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

For information on loan materials or to make an appointment, call (314) 646-4555.

There is a PDF link under the list of Zoocases that lists all materials available for loan.

Missouri Institute of Mental Health Library

The Missouri Institue of Mental Health library is running limited services only as of February 11, 2011.  Due to budget cuts, the library actually closed last year, and they are working to get the library back on track. 

For assistance, please contact Joe Grailer at 314-877-6522 or

For more information about MIMH and its library, please visit

The Missouri Botanical Garden Library

Missouri Botanical Garden Library

Located on the fourth floor of the Monsanto Center, 4500 Shaw Blvd. St. Louis, MO, USA 63110

Please be sure to read the "Guidelines for Use" at the bottom of the library home page.

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