Hoffman Research Library

Before visiting the library
please check hours and availability here:

Polish Night at the Library

Polish Night at the library occurs:

  • First Saturday of each month, from 10 AM until 4PM, and
  • Second Tuesday of each month, from 3PM – 8PM

Someone from PGS-MN will be present to answer Polish-related research questions.

The Polish Genealogical Society of Minnesota’s holdings and materials are available at the Hoffman Research Library, located at the Minnesota Genealogy Center.

1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
Mendota Heights, MN 55120

Phone: 651-330-9312


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.