Chaney Branch

Chaney Events

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 10:30am
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 6:00pm
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 2:00pm
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 4:00pm
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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.

Meeting Room Policy

MobilePrint Service

Print virtually any document or web page from your Internet connected PC or mobile device to one of our Detroit Public Library print stations.  Payment for print jobs will be accepted at the selected library location.

Black and white copies
$ .15 per page

Color copies
$1.00 per page

Download an app if you plan to use a mobile device:



To send your print job to a specific branch, please select a location below:

You may also email your print job directly to this branch.

Black and white copies

Color copies