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
Minneapolis, MN 55401
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.
Drawing inspiration from the ancient art form, this Cargill Hall exhibit features original artworks in sumi-e.
Hennepin County Library offers a variety of resources and services to help students choose and research their History Day projects.
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.