Hoffman Research Library

The Hoffman Research Library at the Minnesota Genealogy Center is the repository for PGS-MN’s Collection of books, articles, magazines, and media items. 

Before visiting the library
please check hours and availability here:

The Minnesota Genealogy Center is located at:

1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
Phone: 651-330-9312


Polish Resource at the Library

Someone from PGS-MN will be present to answer Polish-related research questions at the Hoffman Research Library on the following days:

  • First Saturday of each month, from 12 PM until 4 PM
  • Second Thursday of each month, from 4 PM – 8 PM

Library Holdings

PGS-MN has a unique collection of genealogical resources on Polish genealogy. To view our collection, click below:

Library Hours

The Minnesota Genealogy Center is open*: 

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

Thursday 10 AM – 8 PM

*The center is closed if volunteers are not available; please call ahead or check Minnesota Genealogical Society’s website.

 Library Visitor Information

  • Free parking is in front of the building.
  • WiFi is available in the library. You may bring your own computer/table or use one in the library. It is recommended to bring a USB drive, if you choose to use of the library computers, so you can retain documents for your research.
  • Bags and purses are not allowed in the library – you will need to store them in the secure lockers provided onsite.
  • The research computers include access to FamilySearch as an Affiliate Library, Ancestry Library Edition, and various other genealogy subscription websites.
  • The library has microfilm and microfiche readers.
  • There is a lunchroom equipped with a refrigerator and microwave for use of the library patrons.
  • A copy machine is available for use; there is a minimal charge for copies.
  • To view all 30,000+ of the Hoffman Library’s holdings, please visit the Library Catalog.

Library Fees

Member of PGS-MN, MGS or any branch or affiliate: FREE

Non-Members: $10 / visit

Library Donations

PGS-MN accepts material donations pertaining to Polish genealogy, history and culture. Please complete the Donation form and email to pgsminnesota@gmail.com or mail to 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100, Mendota Heights, MN 55120.

Once your form has been received and reviewed, a PGS-MN staff member will be in contact to collect the donation.