The Mecker Research Library was founded to provide a central location for materials concerning the historic Ste. Genevieve District and surrounding region. This is a non-circulating library open on Mondays and Thursdays from 10 AM to 4 PM, other times by appointment. It contains
resources for researchers studying French American Colonial History, the Ste. Genevieve District, and the mid–Mississippi Valley region as well as indexes of related historic written materials available at public institutions in the region. The Mecker Library also maintains files to identify private sources of information which are helpful to persons researching the history of the region. Mecker Library maintains a Speakers Bureau presenting informative presentations on the area, its people and customs at no cost for non profit organizations.