Immigrant Services


Immigrant services




Welcome to the Library!
Bienvenido!      欢迎!       добро пожаловать
خوش آمدید    ברוך הב    Powitanie!   Benvenuto!   
স্বাগত!    ترحيب     Byenvini!
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

Multilingual computer classes


Services for New Americans

Immigrant professionals

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:

Celebrate Caribbean American Heritage month this June with these picks from our librarians!  Or explore Caribbean folklore and Caribbean picture books.
New Chinese books Summer 2014. 
New books by Russian authors Summer 2014. Keep an eye out for these popular authors at your local library.
Libros para toda la familia.
El programa de lectura de verano es para divertirse y leer libros durante las vacacciones.

Volunteer to welcome new immigrants to your community.  Help someone 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