Brooklyn's historic newspaper, photographs, manuscripts, trade cards, sheet music and neighborhood histories...some of Brooklyn Public Library's most distinctive collections are available online.
The Brooklyn Collection, which houses most of these original collections, offers browsing and research services in a beautiful reading room at the Central Library.
Thanks to support from the Metropolitan New York Library Council, we've been able to digitize more than 100 years of Brooklyn directories, white pages, and yellow pages with the Internet Archive.
View the Brooklyn Daily
Featuring the history, facts, and photos of the various neighborhoods that make up our borough
View Our Brooklyn
|Brooklyn in the
Explore Brooklyn's history during the Civil War, including lesson plans for teachers
|Fulton Street Trade Card Collection
Explore the colorfully illustrated and often humorous advertising cards
|Sheet Music Covers
Explore Illustrated Covers from the Brooklyn Sheet Music Collection
View more than 10,000 Brooklyn photographs, and order digital or print reproductions.
|What Shall We Read
Explore Clara Whitehill
|Theater Playbills and Programs
Explore Highlights from the Brooklyn Theater Playbills and Programs Collection
Browse historic photos in slideshows arranged by theme