Exterior of Minneapolis Central Library
Minneapolis Central Library / MinneapolisMN
An iconic structure in the heart of Minneapolis
The Minneapolis Central Library is a landmark building in the heart of Minneapolis. The five-story library is home to a 2.4-million-item collection and is bisected by a 90-foot tall galleria with bridges connecting public spaces with storage areas. The signature rooftop is a focal point with “wings” extending over two of Minneapolis’s busiest streets. Other features include a café and bookstore, an art gallery, and a 250-seat auditorium. 

Facts And Figures

Minneapolis City of Lakes

Completed May-06


354,000 SF

Delivery Methods

Construction Manager

The Team


Library Building Award - American Institute of Architects (AIA) - National, Architectural/Design, 2009

Library Building Award - American Library Association (ALA), Architectural/Design, 2009