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

November 20, 2019

Cooking and baking with help from your library

If you are a foodie and love to make meals or bake, the library has books and online resources that can help you expand your creative horizons.

November 20, 2019

Your library, your resource for History Day 2020

Hennepin County Library offers a variety of resources and services to help students choose and research their History Day projects.

October 25, 2019

Vinyl Revival artist in residence: DJ Shannon Blowtorch

Join us for a DJ workshop on November 5 at 7 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library and check out vinyl picks from DJ Shannon Blowtorch in the Vinyl Revival listening room.