Southeast Library to close for renovation until late 2019

The Southeast Library. Photo: Hennepin County
The Southeast Library.

December 03, 2018 08:38 PM

The Southeast Library is set to close for renovations over the next year. 

According to a release sent out by Hennepin County Library, the branch will close for a 10 to 12-month span for renovation beginning Monday, Dec. 10. The project is scheduled to be complete in late 2019. 


When the project is complete, visitors will return to a renovated library that serves as a 'crossroads' for neighborhood residents and University of Minnesota students, with flexible spaces that support a variety of activities. The release also states there will be more space for reading and quiet study, multipurpose rooms to create and collaborate and an expanded play and learn area for children and families. 

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The lower level of the library will feature bookshelves along the perimeter and have larger, flexible open space in the center that can adapt to patron needs. 

Holds with Southeast Library as the pickup location will automatically change to Northeast Library. To select a different pickup location, visitors can call 312-543-5669 or visit any Hennepin County Library. 

Visitors can check out these Hennepin County libraries in the meantime:

  • Northeast Library, 2200 Central Avenue Northeast, Minneapolis
  • Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall
  • St. Anthony Library, 2941 Pentagon Drive Northeast

The project budget is $11.6 million. 

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