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 where Minneapolis Central Library currently resides, between Hennepin Avenue and Nicollet Mall. Minneapolis Central Library as we know it today opened in 2006 and houses the largest collection of items in the Hennepin County Library system.
300 Nicollet Mall
Join us throughout the month of June as we celebrate Pride with free events for adults, teens and families.
Study for AP, GED, SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or military or occupational exams with testing resources available in print and online from your library.
With Read Write Draw and Best Book Ever, kids and teens share what they are reading and win a free book to keep this summer.
Lori Barbero is the Vinyl Revival curator in residence for May/June. Vinyl Revival is a series of artist residencies, programs and listening opportunities at Minneapolis Central Library.
A collection of psychedelic music posters from 1969-1970 will be on display at Minneapolis Central Library, May 4-June 28.
Vinyl Revival is a new series of artist residencies, programs and listening opportunities at Minneapolis Central Library.
Join us at Minneapolis Central Library to learn new things, be inspired and connect with others. Library events are free and open to all.
Join these volunteers who work closely with library staff to raise awareness of library services, raise funds, and plan programs and events.