Logan Library

1333 Wagner Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141-2916
Wagner Ave. & Old York Rd.
Open today 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed
Monday 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed

Upcoming Closures

  • Thu., Feb. 16 : Opening at 2:00 PM due to staff development
  • Mon., Feb. 20 : Closed Presidents' Day
  • Thu., Mar. 16 : Opening at 2:00 PM due to staff development
  • Fri., Apr. 7 : Closed Good Friday
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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

Looking for Answers About City and State Benefits, of All Kinds?

Fri, January 27, 2023 1:00 P.M.

Stop in and talk to a member of Philadelphia's new Community Resource Corps (CRC), which is an Americorp program.  The CRC connects with residents and is committed to identifying and…

Biographies

Wed, February 1, 2023 4:00 P.M.

We will be doing some engaging activities celebrating important and influential African American figures from our past and present.

Chess Club

Thu, February 2, 2023 4:00 P.M.

Do you like to play chess, or, are you interested in learning how to play?  Join us for a friendly game.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.  Sponsored by BET (Bringing Everyone…

Chess Club

Fri, February 3, 2023 4:00 P.M.

Do you like to play chess, or, are you interested in learning how to play?  Join us for a friendly game.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.  Sponsored by BET (Bringing Everyone…

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.