George Latimer Central Library


90 W 4th St
Saint Paul 55102
Tel. 651-266-7000

Mon: 12 - 8 pm
Tue - Fri: 9 am - 5:30 pm
Sat: 11 am - 5 pm
Sun: 1 - 5 pm

Closed for renovations beginning October 5

Holidays and Other Closing Dates

Kellogg Boulevard Reconstruction is underway

  • Traffic and parking in the vicinity of the library is affected, but access to the library is open.


About George Latimer

Our Neighborhood
Information about the Central Library's neighborhood, including district council and neighborhood forum sites.

Special Collections

F. Scott Fitzgerald Reading Alcove
Works by and about F. Scott Fitzgerald and his time in Saint Paul.

Foundation Center Funding Information Network
Directories and information about applying for grants, as well as online access to grant directories.

Government Documents
U.S. and Minnesota government documents, in print and online. 

Miller Sheet Music Collection
Find individual pieces, sheet music collected in books, sheet music printed in magazines, and the contents of the library's "fake books".

Minnesota Book Award Collection
Titles that have won the Minnesota Book Award, 1988-present.

Saint Paul Collection
Documenting the history of the city of Saint Paul.

Severson Collection
Rare World War I aviation books.


The George Latimer Central Library invites your group to enjoy a free personalized tour to visit the historical Central Library, an architectural gem dating back to 1917. Plan a visit for a group of five to twenty participants (maximum capacity for a single tour) for a guided tour and learn about the architecture and history of the building. Gaze at the hand painted ceilings and intricate friezes and admire the gorgeous chandeliers. Your guide will point out highlights of the collection and talk about the special collections of the library, and you can follow along on your smartphone or mobile device.

To schedule a tour please call 651-266-7000 at least a week in advance, if possible.


The Central Library is located at 90 West Fourth Street, across the street from Rice Park, on the block bordered by 4th Street, Washington Street, Kellogg Boulevard, and Market Street.

The Library is accessible to the Skyway system via the RiverCentre Connection tunnel between RiverCentre and Landmark Towers.

Downtown Saint Paul parking information.

Metrotransit Bus Routes

Many bus routes serve downtown Saint Paul. Please visit the Metrotransit web site to find the route that is best for you.

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