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Hennepin County Library

612-543-KNOW (5669)
Admission: $0.00
See individual branches for hours of operation.

Hennepin County Library is a national leader of library service, innovation and excellence. It has 41 library branches throughout Hennepin County, including Minneapolis.

Access Bookflix with your Hennepin County Library CardAccess BookFlix Through Hennepin County Library

BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction. It helps kids improve reading skills and develop real-world knowledge and understanding. Best for ages 4-8. Learn more about accessing this resource with your library card here.

Help Your Kids Choose The Next Book with NoveList K-8 and a Hennepin County Library Card

NoveList K-8 is an online resource that helps kids find a book based on their interests. It has suggestions for both fiction and nonfiction and can be sorted by topic, genre, grade level, and Lexile score. You can also enter a title of a book they enjoyed and get "read-alike" suggestions. This tool can be accessed with your library card.

Visit the World with CultureGrams and your Hennepin County Library Card

If you want to learn more about a country, U.S. state or Canadian Province, CultureGrams is a great first stop. This tool offers infographics of the average citizen, flags, cool facts, pronunciations and maps. You'll also find slideshows and pictures, recipes to try, and extensive resources for teachers and parents. There is so much more in this tool that it is basically a grade school geography report all wrapped up for you (but you don't have to tell your kid that). You'll need a library card to access this tool.

Hennepin County Library Branch Locations

  • Arvonne Fraser Library (formerly Southeast)
  • Augsburg Park Library
  • Brookdale Library
  • Brooklyn Park Library
  • Champlin Library
  • East Lake Library
  • Eden Prairie Library
  • Edina Library 
  • Excelsior Library
  • Franklin Library
  • Golden Valley Library
  • Hopkins Library
  • Hosmer Library
  • Linden Hills Library
  • Long Lake Library
  • Maple Grove Library
  • Maple Plain Library
  • Minneapolis Central Library
  • Minnetonka Library
  • Nokomis Library
  • North Regional Library
  • Northeast Library
  • Osseo Library
  • Oxboro Library
  • Penn Lake Library
  • Pierre Bottineau Library
  • Plymouth Library
  • Ridgedale Library
  • Rockford Road Library
  • Rogers Library
  • Roosevelt Library
  • Saint Anthony Library
  • Saint Bonifacius Library
  • Saint Louis Park Library
  • Southdale Library
  • Sumner Library
  • Walker Library
  • Washburn Library
  • Wayzata Library
  • Webber Park Library
  • Westonka Library



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