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

  • Monday:9 - 9
  • Tuesday:9 - 9
  • Wednesday:9 - 9
  • Thursday:9 - 9
  • Friday:9 - 5
  • Saturday:9 - 5
  • Sunday:12 - 5
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September 20, 2019

Vinyl Revival artist in residence: DJ Kool Akiem

In residence this September-October, check out vinyl picks from DJ Kool Akiem in the Vinyl Revival listening room, or join him for related events.

August 16, 2019

Bibliographic in Nature

See artist interpretations of our natural world through images, text and books, on display in Cargill Hall at Minneapolis Central Library, September 5-October 25. 

December 19, 2018

Zine collections

Collections of zines – small-run handmade magazines – focused on works by Minnesota makers are located at East Lake, Hosmer and Minneapolis Central.