• A number of plaster busts line the room.
  • The entrance to the library.
  • The library as seen from the second level.
  • Another view from the balcony.
  • A view from the floor.
  • Our library's catalog.

The historic Library on the third floor was constructed in 1888 as a reading room. Today in addition to being a working research library, the room is a unique space for lectures, meetings, and wedding ceremonies.

The two-story room is lined with galleried bookcases and a number of busts of famous Germans and German-Americans. There is a large wooden podium at the front of the room, and an assortment of antique wooden tables and chairs are available for use. The room is also air-conditioned. For the preservation of our historic collection, there is no food or drink permitted in the library.

Dimensions: 62' x 44' (2728 sq. ft.)
Seated event: 150 people
Standing event: 150 people