Minneapolis Public Library was founded in 1885 and opened in the city’s first public library building on 10th Street and Hennepin Avenue in 1889. In 1961, a larger and more modern building was constructed where Minneapolis Central Library currently resides, between Hennepin Avenue and Nicollet Mall. Minneapolis Central Library as we know it today opened in 2006 and houses the largest collection of items in the Hennepin County Library system.
300 Nicollet Mall
Vinyl Revival is a new series of artist residencies, programs and listening opportunities at Minneapolis Central Library.
Libby is a mobile app that makes borrowing and downloading eBooks from OverDrive a breeze. Try it out today.
Hennepin County libraries have resources for people who are just starting to retrace family journeys, or who are looking for the next step in a familiar path.
Your library has resources available to help you take care of your car, including ALLDATA and repair manuals you can check out.
Write about your life experiences, build writing skills, or learn to be persuasive in writing with these classes from The Loft Literary Center at Hennepin County libraries.
View a juried exhibit of extraordinary artwork by Minneapolis Public Schools high school students at Minneapolis Central Library, March 20-April 29.
Minneapolis Central Library has books, CDs, DVDs, and online learning to help everyone learn English at every level. All of these are free with your library card.
Learn about new media technologies, including image editing, collaborative online tools, social media, smartphone security and more.
Join us at Minneapolis Central 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.