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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
Starting in May, all Hennepin County libraries have new self checkout machines that have more capabilities than the machines they have replaced.
Artists Julian McFaul and Mark Safford have designed an interactive, labyrinthian maze experience with HCL staff. Explore it yourself on June 13.
Join HCL staff on social media for audiobook recommendations on Thursday, June 11 and children's and teen book recommendations on Tuesday, June 16.
Join these volunteers who work closely with library staff to raise awareness of library services, raise funds, and plan programs and events.