Navigating the Capitol



The Minnesota State Capitol and adjacent buildings can feel like a labyrinth, especially now that the Capitol itself is closed this session for construction. Here are some maps and links that will help you navigate where, when and how to reach your legislature.

The House of Representatives, 2016

  • The House will continue to host committee meetings at the State Office Building as usual. The public is always welcome to attend.
  • House floor sessions will take place at the Capitol in the House Chamber. Access by the pubic will be limited. Public access passes will be distributed on a first come basis in Room 10 of the State Office Building 30 minutes prior to a floor session’s scheduled start time. Passes will only be good that day.
  • Floor sessions can be lengthy and not often heavily attended. If you cannot be there 30 minutes prior, it may still be worthwhile to come.
  • Floor sessions will be broadcast on TV.
  • Representatives offices remain at the State Office Building.

The Senate, 2016

Finding your way:

Main Telephone Numbers:

House Public Information Services
Phone: (651) 296-2146 or 1 (800) 657-3550
TTY: (651) 296-9896

Senate Information Office
Metro Area: (651) 296-0504 (voice) or (651) 296-0250 (TTY)
Greater Minnesota: 1-888-234-1112 (voice) and 1-888-234-1216 (TTY)

Legislative Reference Library
645 State Office Building

The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library serves the Legislature and the citizens of Minnesota by assuring access to essential information resources which support the legislative process and promote the understanding of state government.

  • Computer stations with Internet access are available on a limited basis for use by the public and advocates.
  • Daily newspapers from all around the state will help you see how public education issues are being discussed.

The library has an extremely knowledgeable staff that can answer questions about archived reports and studies, as well as legislator and issue clippings files.  Stop in to learn more about the library’s various services.