Things to Do

Central Library – St. Louis Public Library

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Credit: ©Timothy Hursley
Credit: ©Timothy Hursley
Credit: ©Timothy Hursley
Credit: ©Timothy Hursley

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.


1301 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
ADA Fully Compliant
Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
No Smoking
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
General Interest Info
Open Year-round
Wi-Fi Available
Group Policy
Advance Contact Requested
Advance Contact Required
Pet Policy
Service Animals Welcome