Immigrant Services

Programs for immigrants @ your library

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.  Library programs are free and open to the public. 

Featured Events:

Immigrant Services Programs
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!


Immigrant professionals



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:

A short selective list of Chinese titles for Chinese readers. 为中文读者选择的好书
Keep an eye out for these popular Russian authors at your local library.
Descubra nuestra colección digital de libros electrónicos. Este mes estamos destacando títulos de ficción y de no ficción para adultos.

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