Hennepin County is exploring two location options for the new Southdale Library—rebuilding on the current site or building at Southdale Center.
We appreciate your patience as we take the time needed to ensure the new Southdale Library meets community need. Public comments and priorities identified at past community meetings are part of these discussions. This is a significant project for the county and our community. Important considerations include fiscal responsibility related to construction and operational costs, access to other services and access to public transportation.
No matter the physical location, the new library will offer spaces for both focused and collaborative work, technology to bridge the digital divide, a variety of seating options with access to power sources, ample library materials, and early learning spaces for school readiness.
Currently, a location decision is expected by summer 2019, with a new library open to the public by 2022.
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