New York - Epiphany Branch Library

228 East 23rd Street

Branch History:

The Epiphany Branch of The New York Public Library, once part of the Cathedral Library Association founded by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, has served the Gramercy Park-Stuyvesant Town area since 1887. The current Epiphany Branch building, an elegant Carnegie Library, opened on September 29, 1907. It was a major neighborhood cultural and educational source until 1982, when it was closed for nearly two years for an extensive expansion and renovation; the restored library opened on July 16, 1984. Today, the handsome three-story building, fully accessible to persons who use wheelchairs, houses adult, young adult, and children's collections. A modern auditorium, available for community group meetings and library programs, is located on the third floor.


Steven Mitchell

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017
I like to watch old movies and I don't have cable tv or internet at home, so the NYPL and their amazing DVD catalog is a godsend for me. However, it should be noted that there are some weird issues with items in the catalog that are supposedly available but cannot be located and that Epiphany is one of the most problematic branches regarding this issue. Just off the top of my head, I can think of at least three movies (Cry of the Hunted, Shadow on the Wall and Between Two Worlds) that are suppposedly available and on the shelves at Epiphany but which are nowhere to be seen/found. It's getting to the point where if I'm placing a "hold" on an item and I see that it's "available" at Epiphany, I don't bother, because I know I'll never get the item in question. Someone really needs to look into this.

Maci Morris

Thursday, July 27, 2017
One of the best staff experiences I've had at any library. The children section is really nice. It's a relatively small library but it's great. Great selection for the young adult/teens.

muhammed shayan

Friday, June 30, 2017
This place use to be cool back when I use to come here from 97-99, on the second floor from 3-5pm basically during school days.. All I did print dragon ball Z character pictures & sailor moon pictures.. Read Goosebumps & Magic Tree House haha once I had a choice to take a tickets to Yankee game or a book on are solar system & I took the book on the solar system..

Nicola Ritter

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017
2nd Floor has a childrens area. There is a play area for crawlers and toddlers with many board books. There are tables with colors and coloring sheets. The staff find any book you're looking for.

Aissatou Barry

Thursday, June 29, 2017
This place is very nice and peaceful unless its after school hours they provide many electronics and have many fun events.