Book Returns at Minneapolis Central LibraryAutomated book returns: Automated book returns are located inside the Central Atrium and are accessible while the Atrium is open:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Oversize materials that will not go through the automated book returns can be returned in the metal drawer book drop (opens out from the wall) in the Hennepin Avenue vestibule.
After hours book drops are also available:
- Walk up: A free-standing metal drop box outside the Nicollet Mall entrance is available 24 hours a day.
- Drive through: A drive-through book drop is available in the parking garage, on the P-1 parking level. When you enter the garage, take a ticket, loop around the P1 parking level, and you will see a steel book return box before the exit. Return your books and continue to the exit gate to deposit your ticket to exit. This is free of charge as long as you exit the garage within 15 minutes of entering. The parking ramp is open from 5 a.m. to 3 a.m., 7 days a week.