Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visiting Wilson Library is different. Read the detailed information about changes to reduce the risk of COVID-19.

U Card access

A current U Card is needed to get into Wilson Library. Hold your U Card to the U Card reader outside the first floor entrance to the right of the main doors. Wait for the green light. The door closest to the card reader will unlock.

Traveling to Wilson

Street, ramp, and lot parking are available around West Bank for a fee. Free parking may be found in the neighborhood on the south side of Riverside Ave near Augsburg College, or across Interstate 94 near the Cedar and Franklin intersection. The closest paid parking locations are the 21st Ave. Ramp and parking lot 84. Find more information about getting to the library, including maps and bus routes, from University Parking and Transportation Services.

For information on arriving via the Green Line or bus, please visit the Metro Transit website.


Read the libraries services page about accessibility in Wilson Library for information about access to the building. Check out the adaptive technology room page for information about software and hardware available for anyone needing assistance using a computer.

Library policies

Visitors to the Wilson Library are expected to adhere to the policies of the University of Minnesota Libraries

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Wilson Library

University of Minnesota, West Bank
309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455