Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library

The Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library is a special library within the St. Louis Mercantile Library, at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Among its holdings are circulating and reference collections of materials related to rivers, shipping, navigation, and leisure on inland waterways, particularly within the United States. The Pott Library also hosts extensive art and archival collections. Parts of these collections may be available through the digital library, but the full collections may be better accessed in person. For a complete list with finding aids, see the Pott Library Collections Directory for more information.
Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library
Pott Library Maps
The Pott Library's map collection is a vast holding of maps dating from the earliest days of printing to the 21st century. The maps cover river geography, charting and other riparian subjects.
Pott Library Serials
Digitized serials (including but not limited to newspapers, journals and magazines) belonging to the circulating collection of the Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library.
Pott Library Special Collections
The Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library is a special library within the St. Louis Mercantile Library, at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The Mercantile Library was founded by a group of businessmen who possessed a deep interest in the close relationship to the nation's inland rivers, particularly the Mississippi. Throughout its history, individuals active in waterways businesses have been associated with the Library. In 1985, the Mercantile Library built upon this long heritage of association with the rivers by greatly expanding its waterways-related holdings, and establishing the Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library. To see the full list of Pott Library collections, including those not available in digital form, please see the Pott Library Special Collections Directory.
Pott Library Art and Artifacts
In addition to books and archival materials, the Pott Library also has a robust art collection, including prints, drawings, paintings, models and inland waterways related artifacts.

Mercantile Library Collections Directory

Mercantile Special Collections Directory

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Pott Library Collections Directory

Pott Special Collections Directory