History of the St Louis Public Library

St Louis Public Library was founded in 1865 as the Public School Library Society of St. Louis. Orginally it was open only to those who had a paid membership but the need for books to be readily available to the public brought about a change in 1874. The public could now come to the library and read on the premises and use the reference books. By 1893, the residents of St Louis decided by vote that the Library needed to be a free service to all residents and established an independent board to run it and a tax to support it. The Central Library building that is seen today in Downtown was built in 1901 along with six branches from a generous donation given by Andrew Carnegie. Four of those original six still exist today being the Barr, Cabanne, Carpenter, and Carondelet branches.

Carondelet-St. Louis Public Library Branch - Carondelet-St. Louis Public Library Branch is a public library located in St. Louis City Missouri in the Carondelet Neighborhood. - More Info Tags: 63111, City of St Louis Missouri
Central Library-St Louis Public Library
Central Library-St Louis Public Library Headquarters - Central Library-St. Louis Public Library was built in 1901 and features stained glass and stenciled ceilings. It is the headquarters for the St. Louis City Public Library system and is located in the Downtown West Neighborhood of St. Louis Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63103, City of St Louis Missouri, Downtown St Louis
Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center
Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center - Information on Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center - More Info Tags: 63105, City of St Louis Missouri, Libraries

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Baden-St Louis Public Library Branch - Baden-St Louis Public Library Branch is located in the city of St Louis Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63147, City of St Louis Missouri

Barr-St Louis Public Library Branch - Barr-St Louis Public Library Branch is a public library located in the city of St Louis Missouri in The Gate District Neighborhood. - More Info - Tags: 63104, City of St Louis Missouri

Buder-St Louis Public Library Branch - Buder-St Louis Public Library Branch is a public library located in the city of St Louis Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63109, City of St Louis Missouri

Cabanne-St Louis Public Library Branch - Cabanne-St Louis Public Library Branch is a public library located in the Academy Neighborhood in the City of St Louis Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63113, City of St Louis Missouri

Carpenter-St Louis Public Library Branch - The Carpenter-St Louis Public Library Branch is a public library located in the Tower Grove East Neighborhood of the City of St Louis Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63118, City of St Louis Missouri

Central Express-St Louis Public Library Branch - Central Express-St Louis Public Library Branch is a public library located in the city of St Louis Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63101, City of St Louis Missouri

Charing Cross-St Louis Public Library Branch - Charing Cross-St Louis Public Library Branch is a public library located in the city of St Louis Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63130, City of St Louis Missouri

Divoll-St Louis Public Library Branch - Divoll-St Louis Public Library Branch is a public library located in the city of St Louis Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63107, City of St Louis Missouri

Julia Davis-St Louis Public Library Branch - Julia Davis-St Louis Public Library Branch is a public library located in the city of St Louis Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63115, City of St Louis Missouri

Kingshighway-St Louis Public Library Branch - Kingshighway-St Louis Public Library Branch is a public library located in the city of St Louis Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63110, City of St Louis Missouri

Machacek-St Louis Public Library Branch - Machacek-St Louis Public Library Branch is a public library located in the city of St Louis Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63139, City of St Louis Missouri

Marketplace-St Louis Public Library Branch - Marketplace-St Louis Public Library Branch is a public library located in the City of St Louis Missouri in the Franz Park Neighborhood. - More Info - Tags: 63139, City of St Louis Missouri

Schlafly-St. Louis Public Library Branch - Schlafly-St. Louis Public Library Branch is located in the Central West End Neighborhood of the City of St. Louis Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63108, City of St Louis Missouri

Walnut Park-St Louis Public Library Branch - Walnut Park-St Louis Public Library Branch is a public library located in the city of St Louis Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63120, City of St Louis Missouri

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