Central Library -- St. Louis Public Library
St. Louis , MO 63103
Mon.-Thur., 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. (First Floor only)
A St. Louis landmark for more than 100 years, Central Library is one of the city’s most spectacular buildings and one of America’s great public libraries. Restored and renewed in time for its centennial in 2012, Central’s grand architecture and peerless beauty have been preserved. They are complimented by stunning new spaces and cutting-edge technologies that push the boundaries of what the Library will be far into the future. The grandeur of the Beaux Arts design is most evident on the main floor, where the Great Hall’s vast open space, heavy wooden furnishings, and ornate marble carvings impart the feel of a European palace. The Olive Street Atrium, with its soaring ceiling, computer commons, and café, provide a comfortable, contemporary area to enjoy all that the 21st century has to offer. Docent-led tours are available on Mondays at 11 a.m. and on Saturdays at 11 a.m., Noon, and 1 p.m.
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