Minnesota Historical Society Library New Summer Hours

For immediate release

Release dated: 
April 28, 2010
Media contacts: 

Jessica Kohen
Marketing and Communications
651-259-3148
jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

Quick facts: 

Place: Minnesota Historical Society Library
Address: 345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul 55102-1903

Hours: Tuesdays, noon to 8 p.m.; Wednesdays-Fridays,noon to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays, closed from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Cost: Free
Phone: 651-259-3300
Email: reference@mnhs.org
Website: www.mnhs.org/library

Minnesota Historical Society Library New Summer Hours

A couple of changes will take place this summer regarding access to the Minnesota Historical Society Library.

As part of the ongoing reduction in the Society's operating budget, the Library will be closed on Sundays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Summer hours are Tuesdays, noon to 8 p.m.; Wednesdays through Fridays, noon to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 pm.; and closed Sundays.

Also, researchers should be aware that the Hubbs Microfilm Room will be closed from May 29 through June 21, while the room is re-carpeted. This closing will limit access to microfilm, readers and reader-printers. Researchers will not be able to access Minnesota newspaper microfilm, Manuscripts microfilm and Microfiche. Interlibrary loan of newspapers will also not be available. For other interlibrary loan requests please contact ill@mnhs.org.

The following resources will be available:

  • Death Certificates 1899 - 2001
  • Minnesota State Census
  • Federal Census 1850 - 1930
  • Selected City Directories
  • Misc. Periodicals - Microfilm 1-2156
  • MNHS Scrapbooks
  • Maps (Plat Books, Atlases & Maps)
  • State Archive Microfilm (SAM 148 - SAM 450)
  • Military Service Records
    • Adjutant General Service Records Cards (SAM 1)
    • Spanish Am. War Veterans Relief Payment Index (SAM 3)
    • WWI bonus files Indexes (SAM 3)
  • FamilySearch microfilm

New visitors to the Library can take the free class "I'm New Here: Introducing the Library" offered on Saturdays at 10:15 a.m., except Memorial and Labor Day Weekends.

The Minnesota Historical Society Library is located in the History Center at 345 Kellogg Blvd. W. in St. Paul. Auxiliary aids and services are available with notice of five working days (call 651-259-3300).

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.