Ask a Librarian
Do you have an easy-to-answer question that doesn't require a trip to the library? An experienced professional can give you an answer to a brief, factual question when you use our Ask a Librarian feature.
Note: Our chat reference service can also answer library account/holds-related questions Monday 10 AM - 6 PM, Tuesday – Thursday from 10 AM – 8 PM and Friday from 10 AM – 6 PM.
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Send your question from any location. Inquiries will be answered in the order they are received.
Call 718.YOUR.BPL or 718.968.7275. Available during Central Library hours
Book A Librarian
The Book a Librarian service allows you to reserve a free half hour session with a professional reference librarian at the Central Library.
For questions relating to checking out and downloading from our Overdrive collection, please use this tech support form. For questions related to the library's other e-book collections, such as the 3M Cloud Library, please use our Email Reference.
Find out about the homework help resources and services offered through BPL.
Need a reading recommendation? Try Brooklyn Public Library’s free service, Bklyn BookMatch. Complete a short online form and our librarians will create a customized reading list of five titles for you.