9 West 124th Street
New York, NY 10027
Fully Accessible
Closed today
Day Date Hours
Monday 5/27 CLOSED
Tuesday 5/28 11 AM–7 PM
Wednesday 5/29 11 AM–7 PM
Thursday 5/30 11 AM–7 PM
Friday 5/31 10 AM–5 PM
Saturday 6/1 10 AM–5 PM
Sunday 5/26 CLOSED
White text on a red background reads: The Library is here for you.

Discover all the Library has to offer! Visit your local branch for books, Wi-Fi, computers, classes, stimulating and entertaining programs, and much more for all ages. 

Did you know? The Library no longer charges late fines! Find out more and plan your visit. 

Please note: Due to new Library policy, e-bikes, e-scooters, and electronic transportation devices are not permitted inside any NYPL location. This does not apply to mobility aids.

MAY/ MAYO - Kids/ para Niños


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MAY Teen

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Now Open! Teen Center at Harlem Library

Harlem Library Teen Center, featuring a work table, blue lounge chair, shelves of books lining the space, and a colorful wall mural of people reading in a cityscape.

Check out digital resources, tech equipment, art materials, and more at our newly expanded Teen Center. Lead support for Teens 360º is provided by the City of New York. Learn more.

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Learn more about the Library’s wide array of free resources, classes, events, and more! Book an in-person or virtual class visit or group tour now.


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About the Library

Interior view of Harlem Library

The Harlem Library has been welcoming community residents since 1826, when Harlem was an isolated village. The library was one of the first to be incorporated into the extensive New York Public Library branch system. The lower level houses a Center for Reading and Writing, which provides small group and one-on-one literacy instruction for English-speaking adults.

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