444 Amsterdam Avenue (between West 81st and West 82nd Streets)
New York, NY 10024
212-621-0619
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Monday 10 AM–6 PM
Tuesday 10 AM–7 PM
Wednesday 10 AM–7 PM
Thursday 10 AM–7 PM
Friday 10 AM–6 PM
Saturday 10 AM–6 PM
Sunday CLOSED
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About the Library

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Beginning in 1893 as a parish library at St. Agnes Chapel on West 91st Street, the St. Agnes Branch also housed a small collection for the Library for the Blind. In 1906, the St. Agnes Branch opened its doors in its present home on Amsterdam Avenue. The three-story structure—featuring gracefully arched windows at the first and second floors, and a strongly detailed roofline—was erected with funds given to the city by Andrew Carnegie for the construction of branch libraries throughout the five boroughs.

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