Minneapolis Central Library

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 on the current location. A new building opened in 2006 and houses the largest collection of items in the Hennepin County Library system.

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Minneapolis Central Library

300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis , MN 55401

612-543-8000

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News

February 25, 2020

Maud Hart Lovelace and Star of the North awards

From February 25-March 31, kids are invited to vote for two book awards at any Hennepin County library: Star of the North (preK-grade 8) and Maud Hart Lovelace (grades 3-8).

February 18, 2020

Tax resources at your library

Tax assistance and paper copies of IRS Form 1040 and Instructions are available at many Hennepin County libraries this tax season.

January 27, 2020

Viva City 2020

An exhibition of artwork by Minneapolis public high school students is on display in Cargill Hall at Minneapolis Central Library, February 5-March 30.