Vinyl Revival Listening Room

Give HCL's vinyl record collection a spin at Minneapolis Central Library. The Vinyl Revival Listening Room is located on the third floor in N-301 and comes equipped with one stereo turntable, one 4-channel stereo headphone amplifier and two pairs of studio headphones. Seating includes two lounge chairs and a low coffee table, with one desk chair and desk.

The room can be reserved up to two hours a day by users 18 or older (or a parent or guardian may reserve it for a child).

Reservations can be made online.

HCL’s vinyl record collection contains over 15,000 albums, including the Matthew Marvel Dance Music Collection – a generous donation of 5000+ LPs and singles received in 2021 from the estate of the Minneapolis-born DJ and producer. Each month local musicians, DJs, and library staff handpick a selection of albums from this collection to feature in the Vinyl Revival Listening Room.

The collection includes the following musical genres and much more:

  • Rock        
  • R&B/Soul/Funk        
  • Jazz        
  • Classical        
  • Rap/Hip-Hop
  • Blues  
  • Reggae
  • Pop
  • World
  • Country
  • Disco
  • Folk
  • Soundtracks
  • Broadway

Funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.