Charles Babbage Institute
211 Andersen Library
222 - 21st Avenue South
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612.624.5050 (phone) 612.625.8054 (fax)
The Charles Babbage Institute is located in 211 Elmer L. Andersen Library on the West Bank Campus of the University of Minnesota. The University campus is approximately one mile from downtown Minneapolis and eight miles from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. There are nearby stops for city buses, airport hotel shuttles, and light rail. There is no parking immediately adjacent to the library, but there are surface lots and parking ramps within 1-3 blocks.
CBI is open for researchers from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Appointments are necessary to view materials. Andersen Library is open until 7:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday for researchers who have made previous arrangements. Contact the CBI staff for an appointment.
Link to a Map of Andersen Library
Link to a map and driving directions to Andersen Library (drop off guests, delivery of small packages)
Link to a map and driving directions to Andersen storage cavern (delivery of large shipments)
The University of Minnesota is accessible by public transportation. There are nearby stops for city buses, airport hotel shuttles, and light rail.
Link to a map and directions to Andersen parking
The area is bordered by Washington Ave., 19th Ave. S., 2nd St. S. and West River Parkway. Enter via the intersection at 19th Ave. S. and 2nd St. S. Public parking is available in lot C86. A municipal parking ramp is next to the Courtyard Hotel a block away. Metered parking is available on the West River Parkway.(Please note that parking rates change annually. Please check with University of Minnesota Parking Services for current rates.)
There are two University parking ramps on Riverside Ave. two blocks away. Some free parking may be available on neighborhood streets.
For further parking information, call: University of Minnesota Parking Services: 612-626-PARK, or visit the Parking Services website.
Link to nearby housing and dining options, courtesy of the Immigration History Research Center, in Elmer L. Andersen Library.
Further information about visiting Minneapolis/St. Paul and the surrounding areas can be found by visiting the