About the Library

Some of our many stacks!

Some of our many stacks!

We are currently working on creating an index of each title we have.  Check out the Library Catalog under Indexes to see what is available.  We continue to work on adding more titles.
We also are continuing to work on the website.  We have not yet migrated all of the information that was on the old site to this site, but hope to have that completed soon.

Wireless internet service is available for those who travel with their own laptop. Several tables are available - so you can spread out all your research documents and keep yourself organized. Microfilm and microfiche machines can accommodate multiple researchers. Most items can be scanned into digital form and e-mailed to you as well, to help reduce paper clutter. For our visitors who plan to stay awhile, we also have a refrigerator and microwave, with snacks and drinks available for a nominal price.

There are a limited number of parking spaces available in front of the library.  For more parking, we are located across the street from the municipal parking garage. If you are planning a visit to St. Joseph for genealogical research, please be sure to include the Northwest Missouri Genealogical Library on your list of "must see" places!

The library is staffed by volunteers at all times.

  • Tuesday: 2:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday (1st and 3rd of the month): Noon to 4:00 p.m.

During the months of inclement weather, please call ahead to verify the library will be open. Road conditions and illness may contribute to the library closing at unscheduled times.

If you are interested in visiting the library at another time, please send an e-mail to library@wmogenealogy.org and we will be happy to discuss other times which may be available to accommodate your schedule.

PLEASE NOTE: The library is closed for the months of January and February. However, we are more than happy to assist researchers who may be visiting from out of town during these months. Please contact us at library@nwmogenealogy.org to make arrangements.