Spanning an entire city block just west of the Convention Center, downtown's Central Library–St. Louis Public Library is one of St. Louis' grandest works of art.
Created by the renowned architect Cass Gilbert and completed in 1912, the magnificent Beaux Arts building was restored to its original grandeur for its 100th anniversary. Modern artists renewed the Library's sweeping marble staircases, towering stained glass windows and decorative plaster ceilings and created new spaces filled with metal and glass to house 21st century technology and comfort.
Walk-in tours are available Monday and Saturday.