Minneapolis Central Library
Second Floor At-a-Glance
 
The Business, Science and Government Documents area of Minneapolis Central Library provides both print and electronic resources that span an incredible range of topics. If you want to find an address, write a resume, check a stock quotation, repair your car or find a recipe, this is the place to begin. Our varied menu runs from agriculture to zoology, computers to cooking, resume writing to real estate, stock quotes to statistics, engineering to handicrafts, home repair to homeopathy, and consumer advice to chemistry.
 
Business, Science and Government Documents includes the library’s depository collections and responsibilities. We receive four kinds of depository materials: from the federal government, from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, from the state of Minnesota and from the Metropolitan Council. What kinds of materials are depository? Almost one million federal documents (such as census statistics, the Economic Report of the President, and United States Statutes), every patent and trademark issued from 1790 to date and thousands of state documents (such as the Economic Report to the Governor and the state budget). These local, state and federal government publications provide information and primary source data to the business community, genealogists, historians, students, and many others.
 
DESTINATION COLLECTIONS/LEARNING COMMONS:
Special areas have been created for use of the following collections. The areas contain a combination of printed and electronic materials. Each area has computers set up with a special start page which provides guided access to materials supporting the collection.
 
Small Business Center:
Online resources:
A joint project of the library and the Neighborhood Development Center, Inc., funded by a grant from Ameriprise Financial, features several workshops to assist the aspiring small business entrepreneur research and start a business plan. 
Other resources:
 
Jobs & Careers Center:
Online resources:
Other Resources:
 
Patents & Trademarks Center:
Online resources:
Other resources:
 
Government Documents:
Online resources (all require password to access):
 
OF SPECIAL NOTE:
 
Consumer and Medical Table:
An area for popular consumer information (car-buying guides, product evaluations) and basic medical information (dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories)
Cookbooks:
More than 6,000 titles back to the 1880s, including classic cookbooks, American, U.S. regional, ethnic and international cuisine, cooking methods and distinctive chefs and food preparation stylists
Directories:
Geographic and industry-specific company directories
Investments:
Current and historical information on public companies and a variety of investment vehicles (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc.) Local stock prices back to 1929; national quotations back to 1891.
Primary legal source material:
Federal, state, and Minneapolis statutes, codes and ordinances, regulations and rules, from the founding of the republic in 1789, and the territory in 1849 forward.
Public Review documents:
Environmental assessment worksheets (EAW) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) for current Minnesota projects and historical reports of note, also Nuclear Regulatory Commission environmental reports
Industrial Standards and Codes:
Current and historical standards from targeted standards-issuing organizations, including ANSI, AWWA, and others. Current focus is on standards with broad interest and applicability across industries and on standards related to fast growing metro area industries comprised of small businesses. (Construction, medical equipment and devices, etc.) Current and historical building and fire codes.
Auto Repair Manuals:
Includes manufacturers’ shop manuals for vehicles sold in largest quantities each year, from 1920s forward.
 
From www.mplib.org:
 
 
 
 
LC CALLNUMBERRANGES:
GB-GE                     Physical Geography, Oceanography, Environmental Sciences
HA-HJ                     Statistics, Demographics, Investments, Labor and                                                 Management, Marketing and Advertising, Taxation, Economics,                                Industries, Commerce, Transportation, Communication
Q-V                        Mathematics, Science, Health and Medicine, Agriculture,                                         Technology, Military & Naval Sciences
 
ALL GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS HAVE SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS CLASSIFICATION NUMBERS – Examples: A 93.10/2:160, HE 3.3:15/2
 
Minneapolis Central LibraryFloor plans and content
 
Principal Librarian:  Nancy Corcoran      612-630-6002 nlcorcoran@hclib.org
 
Senior Librarian/Floor Supervisor: Linda Fritschel 
 
Senior Librarian/Govt. Documents and Patents Coordinator: Helen Burke
 
Resource Librarians
BOLD type = Primary Areas of Responsibility
Phone Number
Email  
Carrie Brunsberg
Consumer Information; Govt. Documents, Federal
612-630-6126
cbrunsberg@hclib.org
Helen Burke
Govt. Documents, Federal; Public Review Documents (EIS); Govt. Documents, State & Local
612-630-6121
hburke@hclib.org
Linda Fritschel
Business; Business Directories, Science, esp. Environment, Small Business, Investments
612-630-6102
lfritschel@hclib.org
Mary Kay Harris
Small Business; Taxes; Business
612-630-6122
mharris@hclib.org
Walt Johnson
 
 
 
 
Patents & Trademarks; Science, esp. Biology, Chemistry, Physics; Govt. Documents, State and Local
612-630-6101
wjohnson@hclib.org
 
 
 
 
Mary Linden 
Jobs & Careers; Standards & Codes; Science, esp. Biology, Chemistry, Physics
612-630-6128
melinden@hclib.org
Jim Magnuson
Investments; Science, esp. Medical
612-630-6127
jmagnuson@hclib.org
 
2nd floor iDesk – 612-630-6017