Listen to the Music: A Visit to the Vinyl Revival Listening Room Inside of the Minneapolis Central Branch of the Hennepin County Library, Home to a Collection of More Than 15,000 Albums
There’s an impressively extensive vinyl record collection located in downtown Minneapolis that not many know about. Available by reservation, the Vinyl Revival Listening Room is a free listening space open to the public located on the third floor (room N-301) of Minneapolis Central Library.
The collection contains more than 15,000 albums, including about 5,000 LPs and singles donated in 2021 by the estate of Minneapolis-born DJ and producer Matthew Marvel. While living in Brooklyn, N.Y., Marvel accumulated records of all genres including electronic, disco, hip-hop, R&B, reggae, soul and more.
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