This Carnegie-funded library opened in 1915. It is named for Charles Sumner, a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and an outspoken abolitionist. The library has received historic designation from the City of Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A 2004-05 renovation refurbished or reclaimed many historical building features. Before 1915, the library was located in a rented room at 901 6th Avenue North.
611 Van White Memorial Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55411
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 Sumner 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.