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Alvar Branch Library

913 Alvar Street


Sunday: Closed

Monday to Thursday: 10am - 8pm

Friday & Saturday: 10am - 5pm


Located in the Bywater neighborhood, the Alvar Library was built by the WPA in 1940 and is a fine example of the Art Deco architectural style of that period. Weekly, we offer computer tutoring, storytime, and crafts. Collection highlights include locally-made comics and zines.


Amber Lutz

Friday, July 28, 2017
Helpful librarians. Playful neighborhood kids looking for a place to beat the summer heat. Friendly locals. Spent a couple hours here while I was in town. Greatful to experience real life in NOLA. Wonderful place.

Charlene Knieper

Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018
My son and I love this place!!!

Marie Bridget

Monday, Oct. 10, 2016
Bicycle parking, quiet, clean, well maintained. Small but Good selection of books.

john smith

Saturday, April 19, 2014
A nice building, not very big but comfortable and filled with good vibes...the friendly employees set the atmosphere...bring a thank you and a smile with you to share even to the friendly security who sits by the door and will return a hi to you.

Ed Smith

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015
Close to everything. Very positive experience....

Alvar Branch Library is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media