St. Louis Mercantile Library Museum

6
1 University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121
Phone: 314-516-7240
Mon.-Thu., 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., noon.-8 p.m.

The St. Louis Mercantile Library has been preserving the art, history and culture of St. Louis and the state of Missouri for 170 years. Our archive, rare book, manuscript and fine art collections encompass all aspects of Midwestern living from the city's founding to the present day.

These collections are complemented by two specialty libraries: the Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library documents the vital role of our nation's rivers as both natural resources and a driving force in America's economic development; and the John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library documents the development of the railroads throughout American history through archives, business records, art and artifacts.

The Mercantile Library features frequent special exhibitions, lectures and artist events that are open to the public, including our annual Fine Print, Rare Book and Paper Arts Fair held the first weekend in May.

Free public tours Saturdays at 11 a.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Located at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Closed major holidays; hours may vary during semester breaks; see the website for current hours.

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GENERAL INTEREST INFO
  • open year-round
  • gift / souvenir shop
  • restaurant on-site
FOR TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES
  • Partially Wheelchair Accessible
SMOKING POLICY
  • No Smoking
SUITABLE FOR THESE AGE GROUPS
  • tweens (age 6-12)
  • teens (13-18)
  • adults (18+)
  • senior adults (55+)
ACTIVITIES ON-SITE OR WITHIN 10 MILES
  • biking / walking trails
  • golf
  • historic district
PET POLICY
  • pets are not allowed
RATES
  • free admission
TYPES OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED
  • Cash
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Personal Check
  • Visa
GROUP POLICY
  • advance contact required
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