Friday, March 04, 2011


Good news, everyone!

We will be opening our new genealogy and local history branch on Monday, 14 March 2011.

Compton Library
1624 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Hours of operation: M-F: 9 am-5 pm; First Saturday of each month, 9 am-5 pm.
Parking: Free on-site parking for users of Compton Library

It took a while to open this new location, because doing so required the installation of new lighting, new shelving, and energy-efficient environmental systems (plus a general sprucing up). This effort has created a workroom for staff, space for the Library’s digitization projects, storage, and a small public service area with room for about 20 patrons.

Compton Library is located two blocks west of Central Library at 1624 Locust Street. Compton’s collection includes our Government Documents Collection as well as genealogy and local history materials. Items from the Special Collections Department will not be housed at Compton, but many can be sent there upon request.

Compton Library’s focus is on researchers and their needs. Compton visitors may bring their laptops if they so desire- there are outlets available. It is not intended to be a full-service branch, so only persons who need access to its specialized materials and staff subject specialists can be accommodated. Because seating is limited, please call ahead so that we can make sure we have the materials you are seeking (and that you will have a place to sit and examine them once you get here!)

Number for reservations: 314-539-0385

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