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Forty-one libraries. More than 5 million books, CDs and DVDs in 40 world languages. Around 1,750 public computers. Eleven library board members. One great system serving 1.1 million residents of Hennepin County.

In 2008 the Hennepin County Library system merged with the Minneapolis Library system, creating a premier 41-library system to serve both city and suburban Hennepin County.

Hennepin County Library launched in 1922; its headquarters are at Ridgedale Library in Minnetonka, Minn.

The library is committed to serving as Hennepin County’s partner in lifelong learning with programs for babies to seniors, new immigrants, small business owners and students of all ages.

Celebrating 125 Years of Library Service in Hennepin County: Highlights 1885-2011

History of Hennepin County Library (PDF, 4.5M)
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