Van Cortlandt Library

Van Cortlandt, Bronx

The Van Cortlandt branch of The New York Public Library dates back to the 1930s when it was housed in a small apartment before expanding across the street in 1969, where it remained for 50 years. In 2019, the Van Cortlandt Library relocated to its current site at 3882 Cannon Place—a two-story, 5,800-square-foot building, more than twice the size of its former location—offering a wide range of resources and services for the community.

Join Andrew Berman Architect on a tour of the branch’s history and renovation, including the new Reading Room, Community Room, Teen Room, Children’s Room, and Conference Room.

This experience is offered during OHNY Weekend as a part of Radical Knowledge: Libraries as Community Catalysts, an ongoing program examining how libraries serve as both vibrant learning institutions and centers for their communities, providing physical and virtual spaces to enrich civic life, expand economic opportunity, and improve the quality of place and quality of life for New Yorkers.


The health and safety of our community is paramount. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination with ID and a mask is required for ALL in-person experiences. See guidelines:

3882 Cannon Place
Bronx, NY 10463