Minneapolis Central Library

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 on the current location. A new building opened in 2006 and houses the largest collection of items in the Hennepin County Library system.

Features

Events

View a list of free library events at Minneapolis Central Library

Friends

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Minneapolis Central Library

300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis , MN 55401

612-543-8000
  • Monday:9 - 9
  • Tuesday:9 - 9
  • Wednesday:9 - 9
  • Thursday:9 - 9
  • Friday:9 - 5
  • Saturday:9 - 5
  • Sunday:12 - 5
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News

June 24, 2019

Transfer of Memory

Portraits of Minnesota Holocaust survivors will be on display during the Transfer of Memory exhibit in Cargill Hall at Minneapolis Central Library, July 2-August 29.

May 14, 2019

Summer fun all year round

The school year starts soon, but the library is here to support learning and discovery year round with events, new books, and tools for school success.

December 19, 2018

Zine collections

Collections of zines – small-run handmade magazines – focused on works by Minnesota makers are located at East Lake, Hosmer and Minneapolis Central.