Muhlenberg Branch Library

209 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011

212-924-1585

About Us:

Opened in 1906, the Muhlenberg Branch is one of the 65 branches built from funds given to New York City by Andrew Carnegie. Designed by the famed architects Carrere and Hastings, the Muhlenberg Library has served the Chelsea area for nearly a century. The branch - an elegant three-story brick and limestone structure built funds given to the city by Andrew Carnegie - is named for William Augustus Muhlenberg, the first rector of Chelsea's Church of the Holy Communion. As rector, he donated many books to the Free Circulating Library, which later became part of The New York Public Library.

In 2000, the branch was renovated through the Library's Adopt-A-Branch program; care was taken to preserve the historic character of the building. The refurbished branch has an adult and young adult area on the main floor; a children's room with a story hour space on the second floor; and, on the third floor, a community room for public programs and meetings. The branch is now fully accessible to wheelchairs.

Images provided by AmericanTowns.com, Ticketmaster
Please use "Flag This Place" to alert us about content that is inappropriate or needs immediate attention. Nothing you submit will be shared with other site visitors.

Upcoming AARP Events

View All AARP Events »


Find information about getting a COVID-19 vaccine in your state. CDC information is available at cdc.gov/coronavirus; additional AARP information and resources are at aarp.org/coronavirus. En español, visite aarp.org/elcoronavirus.

AARP Member Card

Join or Renew Today

JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR

  • Immediate access to your member benefits
  • Discounts on travel and everyday savings
  • Subscription to the award-winning AARP The Magazine
  • An ally on the issues that matter most to you in New York
  • Free membership for your spouse or partner
JOIN NOW