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Columbia Heights Public Library
The mission of the Columbia Heights Public Library is to serve a diverse community’s needs for access to resources, information, and technology in a welcoming environment with professional staff and innovative programming. Founded in 1928, the library is one of only a few libraries in the state owned and operated by a city. The library receives more than 115,000 visits per year. It offers interactive educational and recreational programs for guests of all ages. From literacy-based story times for toddlers and caregivers, to computer instruction for active agers and conversation circles for language learners, the library serves the needs of roughly 9,000 program attendees each year. And each day, job seekers use the library computers to draft resumes and apply for work. Small business owners write business plans, print invoices, and email customers using the Wi-Fi network. An access point to the internet, via a desktop computer or through a personal device on the library’s free Wi-Fi, enables Columbia Heights residents to fully participate in community life. The library also offers volunteer programs for teens and adults, allowing people to build marketable skills and contribute to community betterment. Our goal is to nurture diversity, community, creativity, opportunity, and knowledge in Columbia Heights.

We hope you find what you're looking for on our website. If you have questions, please call 763-706-3690.

Open Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 11 am - 7 pm
Thursday, Friday: 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday: 11 am - 3 pm
Sunday: Closed

Curbside Pickup: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 9:30 am - 11 am, Thursday, Friday, 4-4:40 pm

As of May 14, 2021, a statewide mask mandate has been lifted for all fully vaccinated Minnesotans. All people who have not been vaccinated are strongly encouraged to continue to wear a face covering in accordance with Minnesota Department of Health.

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American Institute of Architects Minneapolis Merit Award 2018
MN Brownfields ReScape Award 2016

Staff Contact Information
General Number: 763-706-3690

Renee Dougherty, Library Director

Phone: (763) 706-3680  |  Email: 

Bri Belanger, Youth Librarian
Phone: (763) 706-3683  |  Email:

Cortni O'Brien, Adult Services Librarian
Phone: (763) 706-3681  |  Email: