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BRANCH LIBRARIES

Branch libraries are temporary, site-sourced manifestations of the Reanimation Library that provide a way for the library to exist in dispersed locations, to engage people who might otherwise be unable to visit the main library in Brooklyn, and to exhibit library-generated artworks. They are interactive, hybrid spaces that contain elements of libraries, galleries, and studio workspaces, without settling neatly into any of those categories.

Each branch library consists of a collection of books assembled from local sources. Though branches are non-circulating, scanners and photocopiers allow visitors to make reproductions of library material for their own use. When a branch closes, its books are sent back to Brooklyn where they are integrated into the main library's collection.

Please contact the library if you are interested in bringing a branch to your city.

Upcoming Branch Libraries

Congress Street Branch
SPACE, Portland, ME | Spring 2015

Past Branch Libraries

2014Corona Branch
Queens Museum, Queens, NY | June 15 - October 12, 2014
Mar Mikhael Branch
98weeks, Beirut, Lebanon | September 9 - 20, 2014
Hadley Branch
Flying Object, Hadley, MA | March 13 - April 27, 2014
Gowanus Branch
Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY | January 4 - March 16, 2014
2013Colonia Juárez Branch
Arte Talcual, Mexico City | August 31 - November 16, 2013
Franklin Street Branch
Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT | April 4 - June 16, 2013
Highland Park Branch
Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles, CA | April 20 - May 19, 2013
Joshua Tree Branch
High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, CA | February 16 - March 31, 2013
2012Carpenter St. Branch
186 Carpenter St., Providence, RI | March 3 - April 29, 2012
Mid-Manhattan Branch
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY | January 23 - March 9, 2012
2010Hyde Park Branch
DoVA Temp, Chicago, IL | October 21 - November 13, 2010
Carlisle Borough Branch
Goodyear Gallery, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA | October 5 - November 5, 2010
Hackney Branch
SPACE, London | September 3 - October 16, 2010
2009Center City Branch
Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA | August 7 - 30, 2009