Minneapolis Library

Find Minneapolis Minnesota libraries, such as state, town, city, public, private, college and university library branches. Libraries provide information on applications, borrowing books, ebooks, library programs, online databases and research.


ACL - ADMINISTRATION 707 County Highway 10 Frontage Road Minneapolis MN 55434 763-785-3695


Anoka County Library Crooked Lake 11440 Crooked Lake Boulevard Northwest Minneapolis MN 55433 763-576-5972

Anoka County Library: Mississippi Branch 410 Mississippi Street Northeast Minneapolis MN 55432 763-571-1934

Augsburg Fortress REF Library 100 South 5th Street Minneapolis MN 55402 612-330-3404

Augsburg Park Library 7100 Nicollet Avenue South Minneapolis MN 55423 612-543-6200

Bio-Medical Library 505 Essex Street Southeast Minneapolis MN 55455 612-626-4045

Brookdale Library 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway Minneapolis MN 55430 612-543-5600

Columbia Heights Public Library 820 40th Avenue Northeast Minneapolis MN 55421 763-706-3690

Elmer L. Andersen Library 222 21st Avenue South Minneapolis MN 55455 612-625-9825

Golden Valley Library 830 Winnetka Avenue North Minneapolis MN 55427 612-543-6375

Hennepin County Libraries 8600 Zane Avenue North Minneapolis MN 55443 612-543-6225

Lindell Library 2211 Riverside Avenue Minneapolis MN 55454 612-330-1000

Linden Hills Library 2900 West 43rd Street Minneapolis MN 55410 612-543-6825

Minneapolis Central Library 300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis MN 55401 612-543-8000

O. Meredith Wilson Library 309 19th Avenue South Minneapolis MN 55455 612-624-3321

Polish American Cultural Institute 514 22nd Avenue Northeast Minneapolis MN 55418 612-378-9291

Public Libraries 8800 Penn Avenue South Minneapolis MN 55431 612-543-5800

The Bakken Library And Museum 3537 Zenith Avenue South Minneapolis MN 55416 612-926-3878

About Minneapolis Libraries

Minneapolis Libraries are institutions that stores and make available collections of books, periodicals, electronic databases, and other information sources to either the general public or a specific group of patrons in Minneapolis, MN. Library collections may also include musical recordings, films, and other cultural materials. In addition to making their physical and electronic collections available to patrons, Minneapolis Libraries organize and sponsor a wide range of programs and activities that complement their collections.

You may contact the Library for questions about:
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  • Minneapolis Library catalogs and collections
  • Library research facilities and databases
  • Minneapolis Library cards
  • Library programs and events
Minneapolis Public Libraries

Minneapolis Public Libraries are or local government operations. While registration and a Minneapolis library card are usually required, access to most of the materials and services offered at a Public Library is generally free. Physical items may be borrowed and electronic materials accessed without an additional fee. While registration and the issuance of a card may be limited to residents of the jurisdiction served by a Public Library, most Libraries honor cards from other Public Libraries near Minneapolis and many participate in programs that allow for inter-library loans. In larger jurisdictions, the Public Library may consist of a main Library building with additional satellite facilities referred to as Minneapolis Library Branches.

Minneapolis Academic Libraries are typically housed at colleges and universities primarily for the benefit of students and faculty, though some may open their collections and services to residents of the surrounding communities. Minnesota State Libraries primarily serve as repositories for state documents to support research by MN employees and legislators, though they are also open to the general public.

Special Library Collections

In addition to the general collections found in a Minneapolis Public Library, special collections may be available that emphasize local history and institutions or unique aspects of the community. Special collections may have value as historical artifacts and may not be available for circulation outside of the Minnesota Library facility.

Minneapolis Public Library Programs

Minneapolis Public Libraries make computers available on site for patrons' research activities and to provide access to their electronic databases and publications. Public Libraries also frequently offer programs and services that support patrons in job searches, Minneapolis genealogy research, small business development, or legal research. Book readings by authors and a variety of entertainment events may also be presented, such as musical performances, poetry readings, and children's events.