Prepare for Citizenship
Are you ready to apply for U.S. Citizenship? The library offers resources, education and legal assistance for New Americans across Brooklyn.
Citizenship Classes

Attend free Citizenship classes at the library. Classes meet 4-6 hours per week for 11 weeks. Evening, morning and weekend class schedules available.

Improve your English. Prepare for the interview and review all topics on the naturalization test. For more information, call 718.230.2007.
Citizenship FLIERS:
Upcoming Registrations:
Saturday, January 24, 2015 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Bay Ridge Library
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, New Lots Library
Citizenship Legal Services
The Prepare for Citizenship program offers free naturalization application legal services in partnership with Catholic Migration Services (CMS).
For more information, call 718.236.3000.  Download the CMS FLIERS:
English       Español     العربية
U.S. Citizenship Test Study Group
Preparing for the Citizenship Exam? You're not alone! Meet with a volunteer-led study group to discuss topics covered in the citizenship exam.
For information about books, websites and other services in Brooklyn, see our Explore a Topic Resource Guide:  Citizenship.
CitizenshipWorks Naturalization Application Workshops
Fill out an N-400 naturalization application and meet with a lawyer on site. This program is offered monthly at the Central Library Info Commons in partnership with CitizenshipWorks, New Americans Campaign and Immigration Advocates Network.
Upcoming workshops:
Friday, February 20th, 2014 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Central Library, Info Commons Lab
Diversity Visa Lottery Application Assistance

Brooklyn Public Library Adult Learning Centers provide assistance each year with the online Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery application process. For detailed information and instructions on the Diversity Visa Lottery, visit the State Department website. Help includes: Free digital photos, Free computer access, Application and Translation services when possible.


This initiative is sponsored by Brooklyn Public Library’s Department of Outreach Services, which has been established with the generous support of The Charles H. Revson Foundation.

The Prepare for Citizenship Program is offered in partnership with Catholic Migration Services through the generous support of a USCIS Citizenship and Integration Grant.  The Citizenship classes described on this page are supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security under Grant Award Number DHS-14-CIS-010-002.  The views and conclusions contained on this page are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The Department of Homeland Security does not endorse any products or commercial services mentioned on this website.