Logan Library

1333 Wagner Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141-2916
(Wagner Ave. & Old York Rd.)

Stop in and explore the Freedom Traveling Trunk that we have borrowed for the month of February!  Learn about Octavius Catto and other notable African Americans in Philadelphia (1776 - 1876).  The Trunk includes  replica documents, artifacts and clothing representing the personal, professional and sometimes political lives of Philadelphia's African American community during the time between the Revolutionary War and the end of Reconstruction.

Are you a Karaoke-loving kid, aged 11 - 18?  Join us most Wednesdays, from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., and sing it with us!


Closed Today

Sunday, 2/18 Closed
Monday, 2/19 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 2/20 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 2/21 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, 2/22 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, 2/23 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 2/24 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • * Monday has hour changes – Presidents' Day
Sunday Closed
Monday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Closures

  • Mon., Feb. 19 : Closed Presidents' Day
  • Thu., Mar. 15 : Opening at 2:00 PM Due to staff development.
  • Fri., Mar. 30 : Closed Good Friday
  • Sun., Apr. 1 : Closed Easter
  • Wed., Apr. 18 : Closed Professional Development Staff Meeting
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  • 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)


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Upcoming Events

Social Justice Roundtable

Tue, Feb 20, 6:00 P.M.

Are you interested in important issues in your community, your city, and even the world? Do you want to be a part of builidng conversations around…

Film Screening | Tell Them we are Rising

Wed, Feb 21, 4:00 P.M.

Join us to learn about the Historically Black Colleges & Universities.  For teens and school-age kids.

Film Screening | Tell Them we are Rising

Thu, Feb 22, 4:00 P.M.

Join us to learn about the Historically Black Colleges & Universities.  For teens and school-age kids.

Look Your Best for Less!

Thu, Feb 22, 6:30 P.M.

Join us for a night of fashion! Get pointers for shopping for the best, while spending less. Learn accessory placement and how to make your…

Friends of the Logan Library

Sat, Feb 24, 12:00 P.M.

Are you interested in taking on a leadership role at your library?  Do you want to help us secure additional resources?  Do you want to…

Family Reading Group: Another Brooklyn

Sat, Feb 24, 2:00 P.M.

To spark multigenerational conversations, we'll hear selected passages from the featured book Another Brooklyn , as well as companion books…

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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/.


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.