Minneapolis Public Library was founded in 1885 and opened in the city’s first public library building on 10th Street and Hennepin Avenue in 1889. In 1961, a larger and more modern building was constructed where Minneapolis Central Library currently resides, between Hennepin Avenue and Nicollet Mall. Minneapolis Central Library as we know it today opened in 2006 and houses the largest collection of items in the Hennepin County Library system.
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401
View a juried exhibit of extraordinary artwork by Minneapolis Public Schools high school students. Minneapolis Central Library, Dec. 21, 2016-Jan. 29, 2017.
Hennepin County libraries do not have State or Federal print tax forms, but we can point you to helpful tax resources.
Digitized maps, atlases, yearbooks, newspaper photos and more are now available to view and download from Hennepin County Library.
Get an alert by email when the library orders a new title by one of your favorite authors or performers.
Teens can get one-on-one help with their History Day projects at two upcoming research open houses at Minneapolis Central Library on Jan. 21 and 31.
Join us at Minneapolis Central Library to learn new things, be inspired and connect with others. Library events are free and open to all.
Join these volunteers who work closely with library staff to raise awareness of library services, raise funds, and plan programs and events.