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Central Public Library

1301 Olive St, Saint Louis, MO 63103-2325
+1 314-241-2288
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What a stunning building. Our family was walking past while headed to a ball game when we decided... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Laura B
Never thought I would suggest a library as a spot to visit....

I never thought a library would be a destination just to look at..... love them for books - but... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Tom B
Gulfport, Mississippi
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1301 Olive St, Saint Louis, MO 63103-2325
+1 314-241-2288
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a stunning building. Our family was walking past while headed to a ball game when we decided to go inside. We were greeted by King, a docent, and offered a condensed tour. The history and craftsmanship of this building is incredible. Worth checking out!

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I never thought a library would be a destination just to look at..... love them for books - but never visited one just to see the structure. This one is worth stopping in just to see the structure.... Pretty amazing building with a fascinating legacy...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is by far St. Louis most precious gem! The library offers tours on Saturdays at various time (with the last one being at 1pm, I believe) and it is such a treat! take your children to the children's section---a marvel! This building is over...More

Thank Sunyside11
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The Central Public Library in St. Louis is a gorgeous building. It was renovated in the early 2000's, but was built in the early 1900's. The architecture is amazing! The painting on the ceilings, marble stair cases, stained glass windows, and light fixtures are beautiful....More

Thank Tami H
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This library has a little bit of everything, all wrapped up in an amazingly beautiful building. We have been wanting to take the tour of it, and knew we had to be there on either a Monday or Sunday to do that. We arranged to...More

Thank ThomasTCat
Reviewed 23 July 2017

I attended story time with grandchildren. It was well attended and lots of fun for all. Grandson loves the interactive computer section, in particular.

Thank n2quiltingorders
Reviewed 4 July 2017

First, let's state the obvious - the building is ridiculously pretty. Bring a camera, you're going to want to drool over it later. And moving on. So. We decided that we wanted to take a tour of the library and turned up a bit before...More

2  Thank Vanessa C
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This is one of the loveliest libraries I have seen, inside and out. They have kept the history alive in the building and it still functions as a modern library. They have special displays also, making it a mini-museum. At the time of my visit...More

Thank HkyLvr
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This library was recently renovated but I think a lot of it was the section that they added on. However, the older part is the dazzle in this building. Lots of woodwork and mosaic work through out the building. A lovely place to come study...More

Thank Deana M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Recently went on a tour of the library. I was with a walking group but individuals can also arrange for a tour of the facility. With the docent, you got lots of facts and information - it was very interesting.

Thank Grandma991
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