Mon, Tues & Thurs: 10 am-6 pm
Wed: 11 am-7 pm
Fri: 12 pm-5 pm
Sat: 10 am-5 pm

The Van Cortlandt Branch of the New York Public Library is a cozy one-room, one-floor branch near the Jerome Park Reservoir and historic Van Cortlandt Park. Both the park and the branch owe their names to an early 18th-century New York Mayor, Jacobus Van Cortlandt, whose family owned large tracts of land in the area. The branch opened in 1969, formerly operating out of a tiny apartment in the area, and is fully accessible to persons who use wheelchairs. It houses a small but varied collection of books, genre paperbacks, videos, CDs, DVDs and audio cassettes for all ages.

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