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It all began in the 1969 legislative session with one librarian, one support staff, a couple of small rooms in the State Capitol, and a handful of reports, newspapers, and magazines. And no computers. The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library now has locations in the State Office Building and the Minnesota Senate Building, six seasoned reference librarians, great support staff, a large collection of unique documents, lots of computers, and an extensive web site. How things have changed!

But one constant through the years has been our great library users. We've been privileged to work with many dedicated legislators and legislative staff and have been continuously challenged with interesting questions from them - and from our many other library users. Our celebration of 50 years would be incomplete without you. Please join us at an open house on Thursday, February 13 from 1:30-3pm to help us celebrate the first 50 years of the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library.