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Set near scenic Minnehaha Creek, Washburn Library serves the neighborhoods of southwest Minneapolis. It is named for local flour magnate and U.S. Senator William D. Washburn (1831-1912). Library service to this area began in 1939 with a bookmobile route. The library’s current location opened in 1970. It was renovated in 2014.
Library building project information
5244 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis , MN 55419
Closed for building upgrades
It's mobile-friendly with new ways to search and discover the library resources you love. Please take a moment to explore!
Hennepin County Library readers now have access to more new and popular adult, teen and children's eBooks through the 3M Cloud Library.
Washburn Library will close for building upgrades Saturday, Sept. 6, 5 p.m. The library is scheduled to re-open Saturday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m.
During National Library Week, we asked you to tell us what library collections, services, spaces and staff matter to you.
Join these volunteers who work closely with library staff to raise awareness of library services, raise funds, and plan programs and events.
Many Hennepin County libraries including this one have art to reflect and enhance the community.