Arvonne Fraser Library (previously known as Southeast Library) sits on the east bank of the University of Minnesota and serves residents of the University community. The building was designed by master architect Ralph Rapson and originally functioned as a credit union for university and state employees. It opened as a library in 1967.
Previously, the East Side Branch at 22 University Ave. S.E. (1891-1904) and the Pillsbury Library at 100 University Ave. S.E. (1904-1967) served the University community.
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1222 4th St. S.E.
November 20, 2019
If you are a foodie and love to make meals or bake, the library has books and online resources that can help you expand your creative horizons.
Hennepin County Library offers a variety of resources and services to help students choose and research their History Day projects.
September 17, 2019
Upon reopening, the library will bear the name of Fraser, a women’s rights leader and public library advocate.