An architecture-buff's dream, this library is an all-purpose learning center and inviting haven for Minneapolis residents ... More
Minneapolis Central Library
An architecture-buff's dream, this library is an all-purpose learning center and inviting haven for Minneapolis residents and visitors alike. Completed in the spring of 2006, the building immediately garnered rave reviews for its innovative use of light and existing surroundings, making it one of the best examples of the city's varied architectural style. The library itself houses the fourth-largest collection of any metropolitan library in the country, as well as large special collections, public art, and educational centers (it even has its own coffee bar!).
The Minneapolis Public Library is marvelous. It is a beautiful building and well worth taking a free tour to learn about it. I owe completion of my graduate degree to this building - I wrote it from the balcony that overlooks the foyer. It was a perfect mix of never being interupted but not so isolated that I fall asleep. It has a coffee shop and a used book store - I was there during a .25 sale and walked out with a number of books by local authors - some of which are no longer being published. The only negative thing I would say is that parking is not free - but it the atmosphere was well worth it. Also - if you are a parent check out the Saturday morning storytime for babies and toddlers. A really nice, low key, free family outing. This building - designed to function so well for so many parts of the community - is really a jem!
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