Franklin Library

Phillips Library opened in 1890 and was replaced in 1914 by Franklin Library, which continues to serve the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis. It was the first of four Carnegie-funded libraries built in the city. Franklin was one of 13 libraries developed under nationally known library director Gratia Countryman, who was instrumental in expanding the city’s library system in 1904-36. The library has received historic designation from the City of Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Franklin Library

1314 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis , MN 55404

612-543-6925
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News

October 10, 2019

Join the Hennepin County Library Board in voicing opposition to new eBook and e-Audio pricing models

Publishers are introducing major changes in licensing materials to libraries. Sign the ebooksforall.org petition today.

October 4, 2019

Lynda.com update and patron survey results

Last month we asked for your thoughts on planned changes to Lynda.com. Here are the survey results, plus an update from the vendor.

October 1, 2019

October is Fall Car Care Month

Your library has resources available to help you take care of your car, including ALLDATA and repair manuals you can check out.

October 1, 2019

October is Teen Read Month at our libraries

Learn how to make the most of your library with a new card, book lists and more for teens.

September 12, 2019

Celebrating LGBTQIA+ History Month

Join us this October as we build community and pride with a film series, special storytimes and other events.

September 6, 2019

Franklin Library closed for renovation beginning October 20

Work will include accessibility and safety improvements in the restrooms, replacement of furniture and flooring, and improving sight lines in public areas.