Visitor Information


The Charles Babbage Institute is located in 211 Elmer L. Andersen Library on the West Bank Campus of the University of Minnesota. Our address is:

Charles Babbage Institute
211 Andersen Library 
University of Minnesota& 
222 - 21st Avenue South 
Minneapolis, MN 55455


COVID-19 Update

Currently, the CBIA archives are open to the public. Materials will be made physically available under very strict conditions at the Elmer L. Andersen Library four days/week, and digitally accessible through increased scanning capabilities at low-no cost to researchers. All requests for materials should continue to be routed through our Interim Archivist, Amanda Wick. We will work to provide you with access to the physical material or digital surrogate as quickly as possible. Please go here to check for Andersen Library holiday hours or university closings.

**Note: materials from the Archives and Special Collections are now used in the Maxine Houghton Wallin Special Collections Research Center reading room, located on the ground floor of Andersen Library.**

Getting to Andersen Library


Convenient bus service to the Andersen Library is available. Call Metropolitan Transit, 612-373-3333, or go to the Metro Transit website for specific route information.


Nearest Public/Visitor Parking:

C86 Lot

19th Ave. Ramp

21st Ave. Ramp

Courtyard Marriott Ramp

For further parking information, call: University of Minnesota Parking Services: 612-626-PARK, or visit the Parking Services website.

Hotel Accommodations

There are many lodging options available in nearby downtown Minneapolis. Here is a short list of a few options close to CBI.

Courtyard Marriott Minneapolis Downtown [5 minute walk to CBI]

Graduate Minneapolis Hotel is located on the main (East Bank) campus of the University, just a short bus or lightrail ride away. 

DoubleTree - University Area Located in the Stadium Village-area of campus and two blocks from the Stadium Village lightrail station, providing a convenient ride to the West Bank. 

Aloft Minneapolis Situated in downtown Minneapolis, along bus lines leading to the West Bank.

Visiting Minneapolis/St. Paul

Further information about visiting Minneapolis/St. Paul and the surrounding areas can be found by visiting the following sites:

Greater Minneapolis Convention and Visitors Association

St. Paul Convention and Visitors Bureau