Knapp Branch

Knapp Events

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 11:00am
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 1:00pm
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 11:00am
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About Branch

Knapp Branch, named after Elisabeth Knapp, the first chief of the Detroit Public Library’s Children’s Department, opened to the public on October 3, 1950. The branch today serves a diverse population including a large community of immigrants.

The library’s collection includes books, DVDs, music CDs, and audiobooks. The library provides local newspapers and subscribes to several popular magazines for both adults and children. There is a collection of books in the Bengali language as well as a collection of books of interest to our Bangladeshi community.

Book Drop-off

Books may be returned inside the library or in the large metal drop box located in front of the library.


There is a small parking lot located behind the library. Additional parking may be found in lots immediately north and south of the library.

Meeting Rooms/Space Rentals

No meeting rooms or rental spaces available.

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

Knapp Nearby Schools

Oakland International Academy

8228 Conant
Detroit, MI 48211
See map: Google Maps

Davison Elementary-Middle School

2800 E. Davison
Detroit, MI 48212
See map: Google Maps

GEE White Academy

5161 Charles
Detroit, MI 48212
See map: Google Maps