Prepare for Citizenship
Preparing for the Citizenship Exam? You're not alone!
Attend free Citizenship classes at the library. Classes meet 4-6 hours per week for 11 weeks and are taught by experienced instructors. Evening, morning and weekend class schedules available.
  • Improve your English.
  • Prepare for the interview
  • Review all topics on the naturalization test.   
Volunteer-led Citizenship Study Groups meet weekly at Cortelyou, Central, Bushwick and Sheepshead Bay libraries.  Study groups discuss topics covered in the citizenship exam.

Legal Services

Catholic Migration Services offers free naturalization application assistance. For more information, call 718.236.3000 or view fliers:
Immigrant Justice Corps offers free immigration legal help in Brooklyn libraries.  To make an appointment, call 718.230.2042.
CitizenshipWorks Naturalization Application Workshops are offered monthly at the Central Library Info Commons in partnership with the New Americans Campaign.  Fill out an N-400 naturalization application and meet with a lawyer.
Upcoming Citizenship Programs:
New Americans Corners

Each Brooklyn library has a New Americans Corner with Citizenship and Immigration info. View branch hours and locations.

Read about us in the News:
El Diario | June 11, 2015
NTD June 11, 2015
Brooklyn News 12 | April 11, 2015
Daily News April 9, 2015

Apple Bank for Savings


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.

New Americans Corners books are provided through the generous support of Apple Bank, celebrating over 20 years in Brooklyn and over 150 years of neighborhood banking in greater New York.

New Americans Corners are a partnership between NYC's three library systems,U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs.

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.