Some of Central Library collection to reopen

2011-03-12T12:00:00Z 2012-01-06T13:46:24Z Some of Central Library collection to reopenBY TIM O'NEIL > toneil@post-dispatch.com stltoday.com

ST. LOUIS • The genealogy, local history and microfilm collections of the Central Library downtown return to public viewing Monday at a temporary location two blocks west of the main building, which is under renovation.

The city library closed the Central Library, 1301 Olive Street, in June to begin $70 million in renovations. It is to reopen in 2012, centennial of the gray-granite landmark.

Until then, the genealogy, history and microfilm collections will be available at Compton Library, 1624 Locust Street. Most of the Central Library inventory will remain in storage.

For appointments to view collections at Compton, call 314-539-0385. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and on the first Saturday of each month.

Correction: The Central Library will reopen in 2012. A previous version of this story was incorrect.

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