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
  • 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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News

January 13, 2020

The most popular titles in 2019

Familiar authors and artists were joined by some newcomers in our top 10 most-borrowed titles of 2019 lists.

January 10, 2020

Vinyl Revival artist in residence: KITTO

Join us as KITTO shares his creative hip-hop process on February 15, 2 p.m. at the Minneapolis American Indian Center and check out vinyl picks from KITTO in the Vinyl Revival listening room.

November 20, 2019

Your library, your resource for History Day 2020

Hennepin County Library offers a variety of resources and services to help students choose and research their History Day projects.