East 38th Street is open for limited in-branch service. Read the in-branch service details and FAQ.
Curbside service will still be available each day East 38th Street is open from noon – 5:00 pm. Call during business hours to schedule a time to pick up your materials. Read the curbside pickup details, step-by-step process, and FAQ.
The first library to serve the neighborhood opened in 1957 as the Emerson Branch. This frame house near East 38th Street and North Emerson Avenue soon became too small to meet the neighborhood's needs, leading to construction of a 7,500-square-foot branch at the same location in 1962. The Emerson Branch closed its doors in 2003 when the current 16,000-square-foot library opened as the East 38th Street Branch.