Edina Library closing April 9 for renovation

Edina Library will close for renovation on Sunday, April 9, at 5 p.m.

When Edina Library reopens at the end of the summer, patrons will find lighter, more comfortable spaces with improved acoustics, an enclosed reading room and collaborative working spaces, as well as a larger children’s area with interactive learning elements. New automated materials handling equipment and a workroom reconfiguration will improve behind-the-scenes efficiency. The renovation budget is $1.1 million.

Providing service, evolving to meet needs

Edina Library has been providing service to Edina residents at 5280 Grandview Square since 2002, when it opened in a shared facility with the Edina Senior Center. “The renovation will allow the Edina Library to better serve the community and share the full benefits that the Hennepin County Library system brings,” said Hennepin County Commissioner Jan Callison. “Our libraries provide a space for people of all ages to learn and grow, experience art and culture and to receive services. We are always working to meet the evolving needs and demands of our residents, and the Edina Library renovation is only one part of that work.”

Details for patrons

During the four-month closure, other Hennepin County libraries will welcome Edina Library patrons:

Holds with Edina Library designated as the pickup location will automatically change to Southdale Library. Patrons can select a different pickup location for holds: Ask Us online, call 612-543-KNOW (5669) or visit any Hennepin County library.

The Edina Library book return also will be closed during this time. Books and other library materials may be returned to any other Hennepin County library. To renew materials, call the Library’s renewal line at 612-543-8811 or visit Ask Us online.

Images of the building project in progress are available on Flickr.

More information about this building project