Brooklyn Heights Library

All Brooklyn Public Library locations will be closed Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7, 2015 for Labor Day Weekend.

Mon 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tue 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sun closed
Brooklyn Heights Library
280 Cadman Plaza West at Tillary St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Directions: Google | HopStop

Library Information

Brooklyn Public Library is committed to providing a high level of service to the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood. For more information about our plans for the Brooklyn Heights Library, please see: Building a Better Brooklyn Heights Library

In 1857, the Mercantile Library Association of the City of Brooklyn established a library in this neighborhood, succeeded by the Brooklyn Public Library. In 1991 the Cadman Plaza West building underwent extensive renovations, which added a new auditorium and other space.

Summer Hours begin Monday, June 15:

Currently, Brooklyn Heights Library's air conditioning system has malfunctioned and cannot be repaired in time for the summer months.  In order to maintain a high standard of service for our patrons, we are making some temporary changes to the hours of service.
etween June 15 and September 26, 2015 we will be open as follows:

Monday-Friday:  8:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience during this period.  If you encounter any difficulties with picking up materials on hold, please contact us at 718-623-7100 during business hours to make alternate arrangements.

For additonal programs and services, please visit nearby branches:
Carroll Gardens Library at 396 Clinton Street at Union Street
Walt Whitman Library at 93 Saint Edwards Street between Myrtle and Park Avenues.

Our regular hours will resume September 28, 2015.

Book Sale

The Friends of Brooklyn Heights Branch Library Book Sale is on hiatus for the summer.  Donations will resume along with the sale on October 9.





Babies and Books (0-18 months) at 1:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Story Play (ages 3-6) at 4:00 p.m


Toddler Time (18-36 months) 10:45 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.

Chess Club (age 5+) at 3:30 p.m.


Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) at 1:30 p.m.

Science Club and Kids Create (ages 3-5) at 4:00 p.m.  (Lego Club Starts January 15!)


Movies, Wii Dance Party, Teen DIY projects & SuperSmash Bros Tournaments 3:30 p.m.


First Saturday of each month:  Family Story and Play at 10:45 a.m.


Events are subject to change due to holidays and occasional breaks in programming.  Be sure to check our events calendar here to check our daily schedules



Special Events for Kids:

Tuesday, January 8, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. -- Selina Alko’s Transportation Workshop


Save the Date!

Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. ­-- Mad Science Workshop

Friday, March 27 at 3:30 p.m. -- The Dad Beats

Friday, May 8, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. -- Bob Basey

Thursday, June 4 from 2-4 p.m. -- Summer Reading Open House

Friday, June 12, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. -- Suzi Shelton


Branch Contact Person: Uldis A. Skrodelis
Program & Events:
View all events at Brooklyn Heights Library
Meeting Rooms:

Yes, one auditorium , one smaller meeting space.
Contact library for reservations and policy.

Wheelchair Accessible:
Fully accessible
Friends Group:

Friends of Brooklyn Heights - Deborah Hallen, President

If you would like to join this group, please contact the branch staff or email

For more Friends information visit the Friends page.

You can like Brooklyn Heights Library Friends on Facebook too!