Visitor Information

View of Andersen library



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


The CBI archives are open to the public. However, all requests for materials should continue to be routed through our Interim Archivist, Amanda Wick. Items will be made physically available at the Andersen Library four days/week via appointment with the Archivist. We will also continue to make digital items accessible through increased scanning capabilities at low-no cost to researchers and will work to provide access as quickly as possible. Please visit the Andersen Library website for up-to-date hours and information

**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.**

Lightrail arriving from the West bank


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 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.

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