This is a real treasure for St. Paul. The newly remodeled building is so beautiful and the collection is huge. Stroll around the building in admiration for an hour or so before getting down to books. The ceilings are amazing! The carved stone is overwhelming. They also have almost any magazine you could want and tons of books, CDs, DVDs, Video Tapes, and microfiche etc. They have a great St. Paul room with local documents which is only open certain hours, so check ahead. The only hard thing is parking. You'll probably end up at a ramp for long visits, or try the street for 1 hour blocks.