Southdale Library building project

New construction

Resuming 2023

About the project

Built in 1971, Southdale Library serves the residents of Edina, Bloomington, Richfield and Minneapolis with its extensive collections, meeting spaces, and community-responsive programming.

In addition to the Library, the 7.69-acre site previously also housed a Resident & Real Estate Service Center (relocated to Southdale Center in 2016) and district courts (relocated to other county facilities in 2019).

Planning for a new library building began in 2015, was paused in 2020, and resumed in 2023. Hennepin County will build a new library on the existing site.

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January 23, 2024

Plans for new Southdale Library building progressing

Hennepin County hosted a community meeting at Southdale Library Saturday, January 20, as part of a series of events to engage the public and share updates on the Southdale Library building project.

December 8, 2023

Southdale community meeting planned for Jan. 20

Plans for a new Southdale Library building are progressing and members of the public are invited to attend a community meeting to learn more about the project.

September 14, 2023

Southdale Library community meeting engages residents in planning for new building

Hennepin County Library hosted a community meeting at Southdale Library Thursday, August 31, as part of a series of events to engage the public in the upcoming new build project.