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Phillips Library opened in 1890 and was replaced in 1914 by Franklin Library, which continues to serve the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis. It was the first of four Carnegie-funded libraries built in the city. Franklin was one of 13 libraries developed under nationally known library director Gratia Countryman, who was instrumental in expanding the city’s library system in 1904-36. The library has received historic designation from the City of Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Library building project information
View a list of free library events at Franklin Library
Join the Friends of Franklin Library
1314 E. Franklin Ave.
March 15, 2020
The construction project was completed in March.
March 13, 2020
Your library has online resources available to help you take care of your car, including ALLDATA.
February 18, 2020
Tax assistance and paper copies of IRS Form 1040 and Instructions are available at many Hennepin County libraries this tax season.