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
222 - 21st Avenue South
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612.624.5050 (phone) 612.625.8054 (fax)
[email protected]


**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.**

CBI is open for researchers from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Appointments are necessary to view materials. Additionally, the Wallin Center reading room is open until 7:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday for researchers who have made previous arrangements. Contact the CBI staff for an appointment. Please go here to check for Andersen Library holiday hours or university closings.

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. 

University Inn Hotel Also on the East Bank and within walking distance of the West Bank.

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