Fine Arts Drive in front of the Museum is closed to vehicle traffic. Parking lots are open, and the garage is accessible from Government Drive. More info.
Books of art spread out on a table


Richardson Memorial Library

The Richardson Memorial Library welcomes visitors Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The library is located on the third floor of the South building.

Contact the Library
Call or email the library for answers to your questions about the Museum or about art.
Phone: 314.655.5252

Library Catalog
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Palace of Fine Arts
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Museum Archives

The Museum Archives houses historical records of the Saint Louis Art Museum including correspondence, photographs, blueprints, scrapbooks, and departmental files. These records document events, exhibitions, and activities held at the Museum, as well as information about the Museum building. An appointment is required to visit the archives.

Contact the Archives
Call or email the archivist to schedule an appointment.
Appointments are available Tuesday through Friday between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Phone: 314.655.5452

St. Louis Artists Files

The Library collects and provides access to information about artists in the St. Louis area. The information is kept in Artists Files which are available to the public for research. The files may contain newspaper clippings, exhibition announcements, or other biographical data. A complete list of the St. Louis Artists Files held by the Library is available in the library's catalog.

To contribute information to the Saint Louis Artists Files, please email the Library at

Learning Resources

Explore the Museum's art with these interactive presentations. Designed for teachers, students, or any interested learner, these resources highlight cultures, eras, artists, and techniques represented in the Museum's collection.
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Resource Centers

The Saint Louis Art Museum supports a loan collection of curriculum kits and touch kits. Touch kits that contain authentic and reproduction touchable objects are available in the following themes, African Art, Ancient Mediterranean Art, Art of China and Japan, Native American Art, Art of Colonial America, Folk Art, and Westward Expansion, and they may be checked out from our Satellite Resource Centers. Contact the Satellite Resource Centers directly for information about their hours, circulation policies, and services. Click here for a list of Resource Centers.


The Museum does not appraise works of art. To find a qualified appraiser, contact the American Society of Appraisers, 800.272.8258,; the Appraisers Association of America, 212.889.5404,; or the International Society of Appraisers, 312.981.6778,