Bronx - Morrisania Branch Library

610 East 169th Street

The Morrisania Branch of The New York Public Library holds a commanding position on McKinley Square. The area was once farmland owned by Jonas Bronck, the man who gave his name to the Bronx. He sold his land in 1660 to Captain Richard and Colonel Lewis Morris, who changed the name of the land from Broncksland to Morrisania. Designed by Babb, Cook and Willard and opened in 1908, the branch was constructed from funds given to New York City by Andrew Carnegie. Fully accessible to persons who use wheelchairs, the two-story facility houses an adult and young adult collection on the first floor and a children's collection on the second. A multi-use meeting room located on the second floor is available for community group meetings as well as library programs and has a seating capacity of 68.


Jennifer Lopez

Monday, June 26, 2017
Clean airy good desk service a bit noisy sometime but not a bad place still can get your work done or read a book get online print anything needed

MzGlam Lawrence

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018
The manager, Mr. Nemar is so patient is the kids area. He knows the kids my name and they respect him. He should have more um help up in that area. The kids can be a little rowdy at times.

Matt Johnpiper

Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016
It's a really good place to go if you wanna work on a school project :3 not the quietest library in the Bronx but definitely one of the nicest.

Jason Reyes

Monday, June 6, 2016
On many occasions I had to visit this library when I needed to print important documents. In most cases the library was quite untill 3:00pm when all the kids get out of school then chaos occurs. Other then that staff members are on point and attentive to the needs of patrons. Good place for some quite time or book selections. I will warn you do go early if you're going to use the computer's as they are always booked.

David Chou

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Two floors but very small overall, with lots of malodorous homeless (no offense, but it's a fact that soap and hot water are free at the shelters) -- interesting that such cramped spaces needs a security guard.