Anna M. Heilmaier Piano Room

Piano room

The Anna M. Heilmaier Piano Room N-308 at Minneapolis Central Library is a space for patrons to play the piano. The soundproofed room with a grand piano may be reserved by users 18 or older (or a parent or guardian may reserve it for a child).

Reservation limits: One hour per day, up to three hours per week.

Reservations can be made online.

The piano is a Mason & Hamlin seven-foot grand piano that was donated to the library in 1946 by the Oberhoffer estate. Emil Oberhoffer was the founder, in 1903, and first music director of the Minneapolis Symphony, now the Minnesota Orchestra.

A generous donation from the Anna M. Heilmaier Foundation was given to the Library Foundation of Hennepin County’s capital campaign in support of the piano room. Ms. Heilmaier was a research librarian who established a Foundation at US Bank dedicated to chamber and classical music programs at the professional level and to fostering emerging talent.