Set near scenic Minnehaha Creek, Washburn Library serves the neighborhoods of southwest Minneapolis. It is named for local flour magnate and U.S. Senator William D. Washburn (1831-1912). Library service to this area began in 1939 with a bookmobile route. The library’s current location opened in 1970.
Library building project information
5244 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419
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.
Join us at Washburn 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.