Welcome to the Hill Databases Login Page

New database user login

Returning database user login

Please note that to access many of these databases you must connect with a Hill Reference Specialist and be on site at the James J. Hill Center located at 80 West 4th Street, St. Paul (corner of Market and West 4th, up the grand staircase).
As a user of the Hill’s databases please click one of the links above and fill out the form.  If you are a returning user, please use the returning login to expedite your process. Your information is completely confidential and is only used to understand our patron usage and how we can better serve you.

After the form is completed, you will be re-directed to the database list where you may click on the title of a resource to access it. Talk with a reference specialist for assistance.



We are in the process of renovating the James J. Hill Center to make the space more accessible to individuals with wheelchairs or limited mobility. This construction includes major renovation of our interior elevator. Due to this renovation, elevator access to the building and second floor for persons with accessibility constraints will be limited. A manual mobility Liftkar operated by a trained JJ Hill staff person will be available so that individuals in wheelchairs have access to our space. To schedule assistance before your visit, or if you have questions, please contact 651.265.5500. Unfortunately we are unable to transport electric scooters. Elevator construction will begin October 31, 2016 until completion in April, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience during this construction. Thank you for your understanding.

This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society and the F. R. Bigelow Foundation.