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
An exhibit exploring mental health and medicine will be at Minneapolis Central Library Aug. 10-Sept. 27.
Minneapolis Central Library celebrates author Jane Austen’s enduring legacy by hosting two rooms dedicated to her on its 3rd floor throughout July.
We are in search of Minnesota musicians to feature on MnSpin, a new online streaming and download platform that will launch at the end of the year.
Hennepin County Library offers a variety of classes and resources about small business management and creation, financial literacy and more.
Historical documents will be available to the public thanks to a partnership between the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and Hennepin County Library.
Available with your library card, learning resource Lynda.com offers over 3,000 interactive video courses taught by experts.
An exhibit featuring Howard Zehr's photo-portraits of the children of incarcerated Americans is at Minneapolis Central Library June 5-July 27.
Join us at Minneapolis Central Library to learn new things, be inspired and connect with others. Library events are free and open to all.
Join these volunteers who work closely with library staff to raise awareness of library services, raise funds, and plan programs and events.