Immigrant Services


The Library offers programs for immigrants in multiple languages. See our events calendar for a full listing of programs (select language). 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:
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 catalog.
Featured books and movies:
Este mes de junio les proponemos novelas históricas y románticas para adultos. Busquelos en la biblioteca de su barrio. ¡Feliz lectura!
This is a brief selection list of Chinese titles.
Keep an eye out for these popular Russian authors at your local library.
Resources Guides
Free adult education classes in Brooklyn.  Learn English, improve reading and writing, study for your High School Diploma.
Books, classes, legal help and more to prepare for U.S. naturalization.
Multilingual resources and organizations that provide assistance to immigrant entrepreneurs.
Free and low-cost legal services for immigrants.
A list of programs and resources to use your foreign degree and reconnect with your profession in the United States.
General list of support services for new Immigrants.
Links to health information in other languages.

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