Southeast Library sits on the east bank of the University of Minnesota and serves residents of the University community. The building was designed by master architect Ralph Rapson and originally functioned as a credit union for university and state employees. It opened as a library in 1967.
Previously, the East Side Branch at 22 University Ave. S.E. (1891-1904) and the Pillsbury Library at 100 University Ave. S.E. (1904-1967) served the University community.
Library building project information
1222 4th St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
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.
The final community meeting about the Southeast Library renovation will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 6-8 p.m. at the library.
Join us at Southeast 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.