The Pelham Bay branch of The New York Public Library opened in 1976 with the enthusiastic support of community leaders who fought to see it become a reality.
The branch is a spacious brick building located on the corner of Middletown Road and Jarvis Avenue. It serves a large and diverse community in the Pelham Bay and Country Club sections of the Bronx. Fully accessible to people who use wheelchairs, the one-story facility houses adult, young adult, children's, and reference collections. A meeting room is available for community group meetings as well as library programs.