Bowen Branch

Bowen Events

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 10:00am
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 4:00pm
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 4:30pm
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About Branch

The Bowen Branch opened in its current location on December 28, 1912. The branch is named in honor of Herbert Bowen, an early member of the Library Commission. It boasts a Carnegie library of English collegiate architecture with exterior walls of buff Ohio stone and red vitrified brick. Inside the library is a Pewabic tile fireplace.

This library provides Spanish reference resources for adults and children (reading materials and cassettes); English as a second language resources for adult and juvenile Spanish-speakers (books and cassettes); Spanish language indexes (magazine article summaries); and a Latino Studies Collection (books in English of Latin interest). Librarians and support staff are available to assist you.


Street parking is available.

Meeting Rooms/Space Rentals

This branch does not have a meeting room, but offers space for block meetings and neighborhood and classroom programs.

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