Immigrant Services

Programs for immigrants @ your library

The Library offers programs for immigrants in multiple languages. Programs include workshops about city services, citizenship preparation, family cultural programs, free English classes, seminars for immigrant professionals and entrepreneurs, computer tutorials and more! 

See our events calendar for a full listing of programs (select language at the top of the page).  Visit our Arts and Culture page for cultural events at Central Library's Dweck Center.  All library programs are open to the public. 

Featured Events:

Services and resources for immigrants

Learning at the Library

English classes

Multilingual computer classes

Citizenship programs and resource guide 

Immigrant professional programs and resource guide

Resource Guide:  Services for New Americans

Resource Guide:  Multilingual Consumer Health

Books, movies and more
Borrow free books and DVDs in over 30 languages with your library card.  Our catalog is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian and French (select language in upper left corner).  Looking for a book in another language?  Find books in 70 languages in our catalogue.

Featured books and movies:

New Chinese books August 2014. 
Keep an eye out for these popular Russian authors at your local library in August.
La Copa Mundial de la FIFA es el acontecimiento deportivo que logra captar la atención del mundo.  Por esta ocasión le proponemos títulos disponibles en la Biblioteca pública de Brooklyn sobre el fútbol y algunas biografías de jugadores internacionales.

Volunteer to welcome new immigrants to your community.  Help your fellow New Yorkers practice English, build literacy skills or prepare for citizenship.

Connect with us

Connect with the library's social networks.  Follow BKLYN Immigrants twitter feed for updates on free programs, world langauge books and learning opportunities.

Immigrant Services in the Library's Department of Outreach Services is interested in working with city agencies and community organizations to provide quality programs.  Our programming focuses on multilingual civic, cultural and educational programs for immigrant Brooklynites.  If you are interested in working with the library to offer free programs, email us or call 718.230.2715.


This project 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