Chaney Branch

Chaney Events

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 1:00pm
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 4:00pm
Monday, July 13, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 1:00pm
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About Branch

The Chaney Branch was named in honor of the first Director of the Detroit Public Library, Henry Chaney. Professor Chaney served as Director from 1865 to 1878. The Chaney Branch opened to the public on June 28, 1955. The site was previously a bookmobile stop.

Educational and entertaining programming, including book discussion groups, computer classes, and story hours, is available for children and adults throughout the year.

Book Drop-off

Book drop is located at the front entrance of the building.


Parking lot in the back of the building and street parking available in the front and on the Mansfield Street side of the building.

Meeting Rooms/Space Rentals

There is a separate meeting room available for use by community organizations and tutors. This same room is used as a polling place for the many elections held in the City of Detroit.