Walker Library building project

New construction

Grand opening: April 26, 2014
The new library received a refreshed collection, iPads for in-library use, and flexible spaces for reading, studying and gathering. A variety of community gathering spaces and an engaging children’s area were created, along with underground parking and more bike parking.

News

April 15, 2016

Walker Library receives library architecture award

Walker Library in Uptown Minneapolis has won an American Institute of Architects and American Library Association 2016 Library Building Award.

December 7, 2015

Walker Library public art contract approved

One Percent for Art for Walker Library moves into the fabrication phase with approval of the contract by the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners.

September 28, 2015

Walker Library wins honorable mention in New Landmark Libraries competition

Hennepin County Library – Walker in Uptown Minneapolis was honored by Library Journal in 2015 as one of 22 New Landmark Libraries.

Documents

Walker Library artist informational meeting questions and answers III (PDF)
Walker Library artist informational meeting questions and answers II (PDF)
Walker Library artist informational meeting questions and answers (PDF)  
Walker Library RFQ call for artists 3/31/2015 (PDF)
Walker Library design images: 9/22/2012 (PDF)
Walker Library CAC presentation: 3/29/2012 (PDF)
Hennepin County Board BAR 11-0489 (PDF)
Community open house presentation boards: 9/27/2011 (PDF)
Walker Library CAC meeting: 9/8/2011 (PDF)
Walker Library presentation: 7/26/2011 (PDF 11MB)
Walker Library CAC meeting agenda: 3/1/2011 (PDF)
Walker Library CAC pre-design meeting agenda: 11/18/2010 (PDF)
Hennepin County BAR 10-0386 (PDF)
Walker Library CAC vision statement (PDF)
DSC overview (PDF)
Walker Library CAC meeting minutes: 2/18/2010 (PDF)
Walker Library CAC meeting agenda: 2/18/2010 (PDF)
Walker Library CAC draft vision statement (PDF)
Walker Library staff focus group (PDF)
Walker Library CAC meeting: 1/21/2010 (PDF)
Visioning exercise results (PDF)
Walker Library community meetings summary: 7/2009 (PDF)
Walker Library CAC meeting minutes: 12/17/2009 (PDF)
Walker Library CAC meeting agenda: 1/21/2010 (PDF)
Library Design: From Words to Images presentation: 12/17/2009 (PDF 7MB)
Visioning exercise survey (PDF)
Visioning exercise (PDF)
Walker Library CAC meeting agenda: 12/17/2009 (PDF)
Walker Library CAC meeting minutes: 11/19/2009 (PDF)
Library exteriors (PDF)
Walker Library CAC meeting minutes: 10/28/2009 (PDF)
Walker Library building dimensions (PDF)
Innovative libraries (PDF)
Walker Library CAC meeting agenda: 10/28/2009 (PDF)
Who uses Walker Library (PDF)
Walker Library at a glance (PDF)
Walker Library Community Advisory Committee purpose and scope (PDF)
Hennepin County Library vision and mission statement (PDF)
Walker Library CAC meeting minutes: 10/1/2009 (PDF)
Walker Library CAC meeting agenda: 10/1/2009 (PDF)