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.

Current Branch Libraries

Hadley Branch
Flying Object, Hadley, MA | 13 March - 27 April 2014

Past Branch Libraries

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