Bronx - High Bridge Branch Library

78 West 168th Street

Branch History:

The High Bridge Branch of The New York Public Library has been an important part of the cultural life of the neighborhood since 1901 when it was chartered as the High Bridge Free Library. In 1908, it was incorporated into The New York Public Library and moved to its present location at West 168th Street between Woodycrest and Shakespeare Avenues. In 1975, the original building was demolished and rebuilt, and the library reopened to the public on October 25, 1976. Fully accessible to persons who use wheelchairs, the branch houses adult, young adult, and children's collections. A meeting room located near the front of the library is available for community group meetings as well as library programs.

We are fully accessible to persons who use wheelchairs, and provide a meeting room which is available for community group meetings as well as library programs


Read MyUserName

Saturday, March 31, 2018
Somebody always has to cough or sneeze every single second... I understand that's a human tendency but can you block your mouth or nose before you do it?? There's also 3-4 people asking for attention singing out loud what their playing on their computer. Aswell as not using earbuds to listen to something to something or watch something. I've only been there for 2 days...

Carlos Abreu

Friday, July 7, 2017
I come here because of the reliable computer access and because it is around the area. However, the library is too small. It has no space to sit down and get work done. Also, there aren't many books in this library and the available ones are all over the place. I wouldn't recommend this library if you're in to reading books. I would however, recommend this library for computer access.

Bronx Blogger

Friday, Sep. 8, 2017
I love coming here to read. Very peaceful and the staff here at this branch are very friendly and helpful. They offer a lot of programs for the community, which I love.

Claudia Garib

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Lovely community library with PCs and a teen and children's space. Can be louder than most libraries and there is usually a staff member who speaks Spanish available.

EB p

Friday, Dec. 23, 2016
Its located in a good area so that most people in the surrounding blocks can have access to it. However, some of the staff are very angry and down right mean. On week days the place is essentially a day care for children with no place to go after school. They kids are very unruly and there is no structure when they arrive. I understand kids need a "safe haven" place after school hours. However, the librarians should set up a designated area for them to do homework rather than have them destroying the place every afternoon. I think this is why most people cannot find the books they are looking for because there is no time to organize once the kids arrive.