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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 where Minneapolis Central Library currently resides, between Hennepin Avenue and Nicollet Mall. Minneapolis Central Library as we know it today opened in 2006 and houses the largest collection of items in the Hennepin County Library system.
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Starting in May, all Hennepin County libraries have new self checkout machines that have more capabilities than the machines they have replaced.
Artists Julian McFaul and Mark Safford have designed an interactive, labyrinthian maze experience with HCL staff. Explore it yourself on June 13.
During Pride month this June, eight Hennepin County libraries will offer free events for LGBTQA adults and families.
Join HCL staff on social media for audiobook recommendations on Thursday, June 11 and children's and teen book recommendations on Tuesday, June 16.
Consider and celebrate Asian American heritage at 14 events this spring with cultural crafts and performances and more.
Changes to OverDrive video collections and our TV show DVD purchasing practices have brought new watching options for you.
Join these volunteers who work closely with library staff to raise awareness of library services, raise funds, and plan programs and events.