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
The roof was replaced during the nine-week closure.
Our website is mobile-friendly and easy to add to your mobile device’s home screen.
Teens in grades 6-12 can have up to $10 in fines and fees taken off their library card October 1-31 at Hennepin County libraries.
We offer online tools available free with your library card that can help you write your résumé and coach you on your interviewing skills.
The library will close on Saturday, September 2 at 5 p.m. and is scheduled to reopen in early November.
Join us at Washburn 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.