Bronx - Bronx Library Center

310 East Kingsbridge Road


The Bronx Library Center is the largest public library in the Bronx, with extensive collections of print and non-print materials for adults, young adults, and children. The Latino and Puerto Rican Cultural Center is also housed here.

The Fordham Library Center of The New York Public Library opened to the public in 1923. Because of the need for expanded reference services for the borough, the Bronx Reference Center was added to the branch in 1931. By the 1950s the library had become overcrowded due to population growth in the area and the success of the Bronx Reference Center. The original building was renovated and the new and expanded Fordham reopened in 1956. The Fordham Library Center closed its doors in November 2005 to pave the way for the bigger and more beautiful Bronx Library Center which opened January 17, 2006.


Maria Cruz

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Such an enriching library, especially in this neighborhood. Positive learning environments such as this is highly needed. Computers are always available and hours are great, they're even open on Sundays, which is scarce in the Bronx. Thank you!

Tee B

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
nice library and i really enjoy the calendar of events. I would give 5 stars but seems to many people who just take up precious seating area to sleep. it's easy to see who's there to use the facility and who's not.

Adalberto Aguilar

Saturday, March 24, 2018
When you walk in the aroma stinks like someone pee In the entrance the bathrooms in the kid area are a mess, and other adults from other floors come there. I didn’t enjoy my experience there. This place stinks.

Tia Dawes

Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017
It's a great environment to get some work done. I usually come on Sundays. However, I would appreciate if this one man that works there would stop saying to me "Excuse me miss, this is the teen section. How old are you?" I can clearly see that I'm in the teen section. It says so on every table and on the big pole in the middle of the room. It's very irritating. He's done this 3 times now. Like, what? Do I need to write on my forehead my age? Not everyone is going to look their age, and in this case, I do not. He's black, about 5'8, bald, and wears glasses.

Brian Calderon

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Great quite place to get work done, 4th floor has Ethernet slots.