General Visitor Information
Scheduling an Appointment:
Researchers must coordinate with the Archival Research Room to submit requests and forms needed for the visit. First time researchers are required to provide additional information and forms (see Archival Research Room, Policies and Procedures). Researchers are encouraged to submit these forms in advance. They are also required to attend an orientation.
Advanced appointments are highly encouraged. Appointments provide the Archival Research Room staff with the time needed to search, verify and pull the requested materials, allowing researchers to maximize their scheduled visit time. Visitors who arrive without advance coordination may not be able to receive requested information promptly. Some records are held in an offsite annex or require preservation treatment and require time to process. Also, research space is limited and may not be available without prior notice. Please plan your visit in advance so that we may accommodate your needs.
Archival and Federal (non-archival) records are accessed in separate Research Rooms. If you want to view both archival and non-archival records, you must schedule an appointment with each Research Room. Refer to the Record Center Research Room page for information about visiting their Research Room.
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Central Time
(Closed weekends and Federal holidays)
To make an appointment:
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or
National Personnel Records Center
1 Archives Drive
St. Louis, MO 63138
Building Entrance Requirements:
The National Archives and Records Administration building is a secure building. We house a secure parking lot for employees and a public parking lot. The security guards will direct you to the public parking lot to the right of the guard station.
Upon entering the building you will be subject to a security screening overseen by on-site guards. You must show a valid government I.D. in order to enter the building. Our entire facility is handicap accessible and wheelchairs are available. No weapons of any kind are allowed on the premises.
Directions (Printable version)
The National Archives at St. Louis is located in suburban north St. Louis County, near the intersection of MO-367 and I-270. The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) and the National Archives at St. Louis are in the same building.
From Lambert St. Louis International Airport:
Take I-70 East toward St. Louis, merge onto I-170 North (Exit 238B) on the left, merge onto I-270 East (Exit 10B), exit to Bellefontaine Road (Exit 32) and turn left, take the first left onto Dunn Road. The building will be on the right.
From the West:
Take I-270 North/East toward Chicago, exit to Bellefontaine Road (Exit 32) and turn left, take the first left (after the bridge) onto Dunn Road. The building will be on the right.
From the East
Take I-270 West toward St. Charles, exit to Bellefontaine Road (Exit 32) and stay straight to go onto Dunn Road. The building will be on the right.
From the North:
Take US-67/MO-367 South, merge onto I-270 East toward Chicago, exit to Bellefontaine Road (Exit 32) and turn left, take the first left (after the bridge) onto Dunn Road. The building will be on the right.
From the South:
Take I-270 North (which becomes I-270 East), exit to Bellefontaine Road (Exit 32) and turn left, take the first left onto Dunn Road. The building will be on the right.
The National Archives at St. Louis also has a MetroBus stop on route 78. Please visit their website for schedule information.