St. Louis County Library

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St. Louis County Library
SLCL Logo.jpg
Established 1947
Location St. Louis County, Missouri
Coordinates 38°37′48″N 90°24′18″W / 38.63012°N 90.40492°W / 38.63012; -90.40492Coordinates: 38°37′48″N 90°24′18″W / 38.63012°N 90.40492°W / 38.63012; -90.40492
Branches 20
Collection
Size 1,990,974 (2011)[1]
Access and use
Circulation 12,701,919 (2011)[1]
Population served 859,148 (2011)[1]
Other information
Budget $38 mil. (2013)[2]
Director Kristen Sorth[2]
Website http://www.slcl.org.

St. Louis County Library (SLCL) serves residents of St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. It is the busiest public library in Missouri, circulating more than 12 million items in 2011,[1] it consists of 20 branches, including the Headquarters branch, which is located at 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd in Ladue. SLCL is unrelated to the St. Louis Public Library, which serves the city of St. Louis. SLCL services the St. Louis county.

The library was founded in 1947,[3] it is supported by the St. Louis County Library District, which includes most of St. Louis County. SLCL has reciprocal borrowing agreements with most of the other libraries in St. Louis County, as well as with the St. Louis Public Library and the St. Charles City County Library.

St. Louis County Library District is governed by a five-member Board of Trustees. Board members are appointed by the County Executive.

History & Genealogy[edit]

Founded in 1998, History & Genealogy at St. Louis County library features a research collection of over 95,000 print volumes, 850 periodical titles, and over 40,000 microfilms. History & Genealogy's collection offers unique genealogical and historical sources emphasizing the St. Louis Metropolitan area, the state of Missouri, and states and foreign countries that fed migration into Missouri. History & Genealogy offers access to substantial holdings for Atlantic states, the Northwest Territory, the Louisiana Purchase, and sources for Canada, Germany, Switzerland, France, and the British Isles. At its core are the collections of the St. Louis County Library and the St. Louis Genealogical Society.

In 2002, History & Genealogy at St. Louis County Library became the official home of the National Genealogical Society Collection, which includes over 30,000 items available for circulation or by inter-library loan. Other collections have followed including the William C.E. and Bessie Becker Collection (German, Swiss, British Isles), the Lewis Bunker Rohrbach Collection (Atlantic States, British Isles, Swiss), the Joy A. Reisinger Collection (French Canadian, Northwest Territory), the Julius K. Hunter and Friends African American Collection, the Mary Berthold Reference Collection, and the St. Louis Jewish Genealogical Society Collection.

History & Genealogy's equipment includes microfilm reader-printers, over-head book scanner, photocopiers, wi-fi, and free access to genealogical and historical research databases. History & Genealogy publishes the monthly newsletter PastPorts in support of historical and genealogical research. History & Genealogy is located at the Headquarters Branch and is open seven days per week. Groups and tours are welcomed by appointment.

Branches[edit]

Branch (Location) Address
Daniel Boone Branch and Asian Center (Ellisville)[4][5][6] 300 Clarkson Rd.
Bridgeton Trails Branch (Bridgeton)[7][8] 3455 McKelvey Rd.
Cliff Cave Branch (Unincorporated area, Oakville CDP)[9][10] 5430 Telegraph Rd.
Eureka Hills Branch (Eureka)[11][12] 103 Hilltop Village Center
Florissant Valley Branch (Florissant)[13][14] 195 New Florissant Rd.
Grand Glaize Branch (Manchester)[15][16][17] 1010 Meramec Station Rd.
Grant's View Branch [18] 9700 Musick Road
Headquarters (Ladue)[19][20] 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
Indian Trails Branch (Vinita Park)[21][22] 8400 Delport Dr.
Jamestown Bluffs Branch (Unincorporated area)[14][23] 4153 N. Hwy 67
Lewis and Clark Branch (Moline Acres)[24][25] 9909 Lewis-Clark Blvd.
Meramec Valley Branch (Fenton)[26][27] 625 New Smizer Mill Rd.
Mid-County Branch (Clayton)[28][29] 7821 Maryland Ave.
Natural Bridge Branch (Normandy)[30][31] 7606 Natural Bridge Rd.
Oak Bend Branch (Oakland)[32][33] 842 S. Holmes Ave.
Prairie Commons Branch (Hazelwood)[34][35] 915 Utz Ln.
Rock Road Branch (St. Ann)[36][37] 10267 St. Charles Rock Rd.
Samuel C. Sachs Branch (Chesterfield)[38][39] 16400 Burkhardt Pl.
Thornhill Branch (Unincorporated area)[40][41] 12863 Willowyck Dr.
Weber Road Branch (Unincorporated area)[42][43] 4444 Weber Rd.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 2011 Annual Report, pp. 15-17
  2. ^ a b "St. Louis County Library names new director". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. November 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ St. Louis, Mo., Saint Louis County Library, 1947-1997 : 50th anniversary history. St. Louis County Library, 1997.
  4. ^ "Daniel Boone Branch." St. Louis County Library. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  5. ^ "Asian Center." St. Louis County Library. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  6. ^ "Ellisville city, Missouri." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  7. ^ "Bridgeton Trails Branch." St. Louis County Library. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  8. ^ "Bridgeton city, Missouri." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  9. ^ "Cliff Cave Branch." St. Louis County Library. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  10. ^ "Oakville CDP, Missouri." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  11. ^ "Eureka Hills Branch." St. Louis County Library. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  12. ^ "Eureka city, Missouri." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  13. ^ "Florissant Valley Branch." St. Louis County Library. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  14. ^ a b "Florissant city, Missouri." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  15. ^ "Grand Glaize Branch." St. Louis County Library. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  16. ^ "Manchester city, Missouri." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  17. ^ "2009 Street Guide." Village of Twin Oaks (Missouri). Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  18. ^ "Grant's View Branch." St. Louis County Library.
  19. ^ "Headquarters." St. Louis County Library. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  20. ^ "Ladue city, Missouri." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  21. ^ "Indian Trails Branch." St. Louis County Library. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  22. ^ "Vinita Park city, Missouri." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  23. ^ "Jamestown Bluff Branch." St. Louis County Library. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  24. ^ "Lewis and Clark Branch." St. Louis County Library. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  25. ^ "Moline Acres city, Missouri." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  26. ^ "Meramec Valley Branch." St. Louis County Library. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  27. ^ "Fenton city, Missouri." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  28. ^ "Mid-County Branch." St. Louis County Library. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  29. ^ "Clayton city, Missouri." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  30. ^ "Natural Bridge Branch." St. Louis County Library. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  31. ^ "Normandy city, Missouri." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  32. ^ "Oak Bend Branch." St. Louis County Library. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  33. ^ "Oakland city, Missouri." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  34. ^ "Prairie Commons Branch." St. Louis County Library. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  35. ^ "Hazelwood city, Missouri." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  36. ^ "Rock Road Branch." St. Louis County Library. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  37. ^ "St. Ann city, Missouri." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  38. ^ "Samuel C. Sachs Branch." St. Louis County Library. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  39. ^ "Chesterfield city, Missouri." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  40. ^ "Thornhill Branch." St. Louis County Library. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  41. ^ "Creve Coeur city, Missouri." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  42. ^ "Weber Road Branch." St. Louis County Library. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.
  43. ^ "Lemay CDP, Missouri." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 18, 2009.

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