UMSL Libraries

UMSL operates two campus libraries: the Thomas Jefferson Library and the St. Louis Mercantile Library. Combined holdings include more than 1 million volumes, 1.3 million government documents, 1.2 million microfilms, nearly 3,000 serial titles, and access to more than 14,000 electronic journals.

The Thomas Jefferson Library is the main campus library and strives to provide UMSL’s students the best possible resources. The St. Louis Mercantile Library opened in 1846 and is the oldest cultural institution in continuous operation in St. Louis. In addition to its extraordinary collection of rare books, the Mercantile also is a museum with a variety of exhibits on display throughout the year. The library also includes two very distinctive specialized collections: the Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library and the John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library.

Generous financial support makes it possible for both libraries to remain accessible to students, scholars, researchers, and the wider public in the region, nationally, and internationally.

Join our generous and loyal community of supporters by making a gift to one of the areas below:

Thomas Jefferson Library
St. Louis Mercantile Library Giving

If you have another area in mind to support, please go to our online giving form , choose the "Other Fund" Designation in the search list and then fill in the "Gift Instructions" box with the name of that department, program or scholarship.
For more information, contact:

Beth Krumm
Associate Vice Chancellor for University Development

If you want to learn more, visit the homepages of the Thomas Jefferson Library or the St. Louis Mercantile Library.