Washburn Library

Set near scenic Minnehaha Creek, Washburn Library serves the neighborhoods of southwest Minneapolis. It is named for local flour magnate and U.S. Senator William D. Washburn (1831-1912). Library service to this area began in 1939 with a bookmobile route. The library’s current location opened in 1970.



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Washburn Library

5244 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis , MN 55419



June 5, 2020

A message to our community from your library staff

The staff of Hennepin County Library believe that Black Lives Matter. We will take action to ensure the future is equitable and safe for library patrons, staff, and our wider communities.