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    Jefferson

    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

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  • Pedestrian Access to the Gateway Arch From Downtown

    Pedestrian traffic on the Chestnut bridge will be closed as of today Monday, March 31, 2014. This will leave the Pine St. bridge as the Arch grounds point of entry to and from the city. The new Walnut St. bridge will open next Friday to foot traffic.

Library Services

Computers
There are no public access computers in the park library, but researchers may use their own battery-powered laptop computers, provided that they do so without disturbing others in the library.

AV Equipment
The library has a collection of videos, DVDs, and audiotapes reflecting park themes in its holdings. These materials may be utilized in the library.

The library has a microfilm reader and a limited collection of microfilm materials, primarily consisting of microfilm reels of the Records of the St. Louis County Court and St. Louis County Commissioners which correspond to the approximate dates that the St. Louis County government was housed in the Old Courthouse.

Photocopying
A fee of 15 cents per page is charged for photocopies for public researchers. Checks or cash are accepted as payment for copies. The park reserves the right to refuse to honor requests for photocopies of rare books or general materials if, in the Librarian's judgment, photocopying would be detrimental to the material or an infringement of copyright laws.

Scanning
Scans are 15 cents per page or image. Read our complete scanning policy here.

Library Catalog
The library staff will be glad to provide you with information on our holdings. Researchers may also access our holdings online via a temporary website that allows the public to view cataloged titles within the National Park Service libraries. The link to the website is here.
1. Use the basic search to locate a book by title, author or subject.
2. An "advanced" search function is also available. There are many options within this search function. There are also several "help" links within the advanced search function.

This is a temporary search engine/website. Further developments will be coming in the next several months to make it easier to access NPS titles online. If you have any problem using the online catalog, please call the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Library for assistance.

JNEM Library books do not circulate to the public, but researchers may use our books and other materials in the park library. The library does not participate in the inter-library program. The library can be reached Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at (314) 655-1632.

Did You Know?

Cast iron fence outside the Old Courthouse, part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

During the 19th Century St. Louis was the premier ironwork city. After the great fire, many of its buildings were made using iron framework topped off by beautiful iron ornamentation. Jefferson National Expansion Memorial showcases St. Louis architecture in the Old Courthouse. More...