Logan Library

By Appointment services available - call to schedule

Friday, October 9 – Message from Staff

We are pleased to be hosting an exhibition of original art this fall.  Souls Shot:  Portraits of Victims of Gun Violence will be displayed at the library from November 2 through December 30 and will be available to view when we are open.  This project pairs artists with families and friends of gun violence victims to make portraits, which are moving tributes of their loved ones.  To learn more about the project, visit:  https://www.soulsshotportraitproject.org/.  It's always a good idea to call the library before visiting, as our schedule might occasionally vary.

Thursday, October 1 – Message from Staff

We are open for limited in-person browsing, and computer use | Monday - Friday, 1 - 4:30

We are available for Materials Pickup | Monday - Friday from 10 - noon & 1:30 - 4 

Our book drop is open 24/7.

Staff are available for phone reference Monday - Friday, 10 - 4

 

1333 Wagner Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141-2916
Wagner Ave. & Old York Rd.
Closed Today
Sunday Closed
Monday 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed

Upcoming Closures

  • Wed., Nov. 11 : Closed Veterans Day
  • Thu., Nov. 26 : Closed Thanksgiving Day
  • Fri., Dec. 25 : Closed Christmas Day
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Facilities

  • Baby changing station
  • Book drop box
  • Computers for public use
  • Electrical outlets available
  • Handicapped accessible
  • Meeting space (reservation required)
  • Photocopier (black/white)
  • Printing (black/white)
  • Public restrooms
  • Scanner
  • Self-service checkout
  • Street parking
  • Street parking (free)
  • Study rooms
  • Water fountain
  • Wireless internet access (wi/fi)

Upcoming Events

Teen Book Recommendations

Tue, October 27, 2020 12:00 P.M.

Are you looking for your next book?  Tune in each Tuesday for a book, e-book, or audio book recommendation from Logan's Librarian Catherine Martin.  She will share her favorites each…

Children's Meal Distribution

Wed, October 28, 2020 11:00 A.M.

We are offering a free, weekly meal distribution to school children, or families of school children, up to 18 years old.  Each child will receive one breakfast and one lunch per day, up to 5…

Book Recommendations for Adults

Thu, October 29, 2020 12:00 P.M.

Are you looking for your next book?  Tune in each Thursday for a book, e-book, or audio book recommendation from Logan's Librarian Catherine Martin.  She will share her favorites…

STEAM at the Library (Virtual)

Fri, October 30, 2020 10:00 A.M.

Join us to learn some science!  Each time we'll explore a different topic and do simple experiments.  This week we'll make spookly slime using items found around the house!…

About

Built in 1917, the Logan Branch Library serves the Logan community from the historic Carnegie building at the corner of Wagner Avenue and Old York Road.

We are part of the transformational Building Inspiration: 21st Century Libraries Initiative. Find out more here: http://www.21stcenturylibraries.org/.

History

As early as 1908 there was community interest in having a branch of the Free Library in the Logan neighborhood of Philadelphia. For the next ten years, the Logan Improvement League worked zealously towards establishing a library location. In 1915, Mrs. Philip Garrett, owner of valuable real estate in Logan, offered to donate a portion of the Garrett Estate for a public library. The Logan Branch was built during 1917-1918 using funds donated by the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who committed $1.5 million in 1903 for the purpose of building Free Library of Philadelphia branches.