Minneapolis Central Library

Minneapolis Public Library was founded in 1885 and opened in the city’s first public library building on 10th Street and Hennepin Avenue in 1889. In 1961, a larger and more modern building was constructed on the current location. A new building opened in 2006 and houses the largest collection of items in the Hennepin County Library system.

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Minneapolis Central Library

300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis , MN 55401

612-543-8000
  • Monday:9 - 9
  • Tuesday:9 - 9
  • Wednesday:9 - 9
  • Thursday:9 - 9
  • Friday:9 - 5
  • Saturday:9 - 5
  • Sunday:12 - 5
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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 8, 2019

2019 Family History Fair

Connect with expert genealogists and dig into your family history on Saturday, October 26, 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m., at Minneapolis Central Library.

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 20, 2019

Vinyl Revival artist in residence: DJ Kool Akiem

In residence this September-October, check out vinyl picks from DJ Kool Akiem in the Vinyl Revival listening room, or join him for related events.

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.