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
It is now easier to find library materials in multiple formats with a catalog search of Hennepin County Library's collection.
It is now easy to search for local musicians featured on Hennepin County Library’s streaming music service.
Discover the works of the eclectic and generous community of artists that make the art lending library possible, at Minneapolis Central Library June 7-July 26.
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.