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Reference Services

The Missouri State Library is closed to visitors through April 30, 2020. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Many eBooks, online journals, webinars and other services are available through our website! Reference Services is available to assist Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm by phone, email and chat.

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Working from home? Reference Services has you covered!Missouri State Library card front

Government publications, training webinars, and our department guides are freely available anytime, anywhere for state employees. Remote access to our eBooks and our databases is available with a State Library card number!

Forgot your card number? Just send us an email or chat. If you don’t have a State Library card, you can fill out our online application. Your card number will be emailed to you after it’s processed so you can access our resources as soon as possible.

View this short webinar recording to learn about all of the library resources and services you can access while you are working away from the office!

  Library Resources and Services from Home

Questions? Contact us at 573.751.3615 or

Information on the 2020 Census Guide

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Find ways to get a Census job, instructions on how you will receive and submit your survey, how to keep your information safe and more by visiting our Information on the 2020 Census guide!

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