library is staffed by volunteers and houses a collection of more than 30,000 volumes
in addition to maps, cd's, microfiche, and microfilms which complement other area
The facility also serves
as a meeting place for the MGS board, educational classes, various committees,
and branch organizations. The library offers a place for researchers to talk genealogy,
to hear suggestions on research problems, and to meet other genealogists to exchange
A photocopy machine and microfilm
and microfiche readers and copiers are available for patrons use. The library
is open to the public at the hours shown below. We invite you to visit us soon.
are available with Internet and WiFi access. MGS provides access to the MGS Library
accounts at Ancestry and access to Family Origins is provided thanks to Irish
Genealogical Society International.
We are Located
1185 Concord St. N. Suite 218,
South St. Paul, MN
here for further Directions
We will be closed
if the Twin Cities metro area is under a Winter Storm Warning or a Particularly
Dangerous Situation (PDS) Tornado Watch. The library will also be closed when
there are no volunteers. Check the Volunteer
Wednesdays 10am - 4pm
Thursdays 10am - 4pm & 6pm
Saturdays 10am - 4pm
3rd Sundays of the month 1pm - 4pm
Closed in 2014:|
17 (evening), April 19, April 20, May 24, July 3, July 5, August 30, November
27 & 29, and December 14 - January 1, 2015.
are closed if volunteers are not available. Please check the volunteer calendar
is free to MGS, Branch, and Affiliate Members; Non-Members, $10.
The Minnesota Genealogical
Society does not participate in the Inter Library Loan program. Our collection
does not circulate and is available for research only at our library. The online
catalog is updated monthly. Click links below.
Volunteers - Please Help Staff your Library!
Volunteers are needed to staff the library. Duties include opening and closing
the library, answering the phone, and helping walk-in patrons find the materials
they want. New volunteers are paired with an experienced volunteer to learn the
ropes. No experience is necessary. Please consider regularly giving a few hours
each month. Check the Volunteer Calendar
below. Thanks! We can't do it without you!
If you are interested in volunteering at the library,