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
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 content you used to access from OneClickdigital and Zinio is now available in a unified mobile app, RBdigital.
Write about your life experiences, build writing skills, or write poetry with The Loft Literary Center at Hennepin County libraries.
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.
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