Transforming Libraries | Hamline Midway

Saint Paul Public Library is co-creating, with the community, a vision to transform Hamline Midway Library.

Hamline Midway Library will close beginning May 28 

Hamline Midway Library will close to the public beginning May 28, 2023 for decommissioning of the existing library building as the process of building a new library continues.

Starting May 15, Hamline Midway will no longer be listed as an option to when choosing a location to pick up your holds.

  • You may check out and return materials to Hamline Midway through Saturday, May 27.
  • Once the library building is closed, SPPL will begin moving all books and materials into storage and removing furniture, equipment, and other materials. This is anticipated to take several months. Construction is slated to begin in fall 2023 and is expected to take up to 18 months.

SPPL invites community members to check out books, DVDs, and more from Hamline Midway Library shelves and keep them for the duration of construction and return them to the shelves once the new library building is open.

Alternative libraries near you:

SPPL welcomes library users to visit one of the 12 other Saint Paul Public Library locations. Nearby locations include:

Merriam Park (1.6 mi)

Rondo Community (2.5 mi)

Saint Anthony Park (2.6 mi)

Rice Street (3.6 mi)


Starting May 15, Hamline Midway will no longer be an option to select when choosing a location to pick up your holds.

Visit the Holds page in your account to change the pick-up location for your current holds. If you do not change the pick-up location, holds will be held for you at the Rondo Community Library.

Hold lockers are available at nearby Rondo Community, Rice Street, and George Latimer Central libraries.


The Bookmobile will continue to make stops in the Hamline Midway neighborhood, including at Hamline Hi-Rise, Victoria/West Nevada, Lyngblomsten senior residence, and a new weekly stop at Hamline Hancock Rec. See schedule for more information.

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