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Using the Minnesota Historical Society Library: Using the Library Online

Using the Library From Home

Several services from the MNHS Library are available online, including: 

  • Library Catalog
    Search the catalog for books, articles, maps, manuscript and state archive collections.  
  • Collections Online
    Digital database of photographs, artifacts, historical records, maps and atlases, oral histories, art, paintings, sound recordings.

The MNHS Library also offers phone and email reference.  

Our phone reference desk is staffed during all the library's open hours.  You can contact us at 

You can also contact us with a reference question via email.

The Minnesota Historical Society Library offers a variety of research services. A fee is charged for all research performed by staff.

Popular research services and orders include:

Click here for a detailed list of all available research services, prices, and how to order

For information on finding and ordering photographs or other images view our research guide: 

Photographs: Research & Ordering

Online Library Links

MNHS Reference Staff

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Gale Family Library
Minnesota Historical Society Library

Located on the Second Floor of the Minnesota History Center
345 West Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102

Library Hours:
Thursday to Saturday: 10am to 4pm
Sunday to Wednesday: Closed

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