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Book carts are filled with Library materials in the halls of the Minnesota Capitol, getting ready to move into the new reading room.For the past few weeks, the Legislative Reference Library has been on the move - packing up and moving from our long-time space in the State Office Building in light of the building remodeling and expansion project. Our books, reports, and legislative committee minutes now have a new home!

Some parts of our collection - notably our reference materials, specialized resources on the history of the Legislature, and the Journals of the House and Senate - are now found in our temporary reading room space in 321 Capitol. Here you'll also find tables and chairs, a couple public computers, a rotating art collection, and plenty of sunshine. Librarians will be staffing the space, so it's a good place to stop in with any reference or research questions. You can continue to find library staff in our MSB Library location, too!

The rest of our collection is stored in basement rooms in the Capitol. While these rooms are only accessible by Library staff, we can quickly retrieve any item you may need. Notably, these basement rooms include our legislative committee minutes collection - an invaluable and rich resource of legislative history. 

While we continue to make more and more resources available digitally, if you need anything in print, just let us know and we'll head to the basement to get what you need!

Photo: Copyright Minnesota House of Representatives. Photo by Andrew VonBank.