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
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Your library has resources available to help you take care of your car, including ALLDATA and repair manuals you can check out.
A Cargill Hall exhibit featuring six young Native American artists is at Minneapolis Central Library April 10-May 30.
This April during National Poetry Month, your library is a center for inspiration and creation with poetry-themed book lists, online resources and events.
Celebrate Lunar New Year with Cambodian, Taiwanese, Thai, or Tibetan traditions, learn about Tibetan astronomy, meet local authors and more.
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.