Marcy 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
Marcy Library
617 DeKalb Ave. at Nostrand Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Directions: Google | HopStop

Library Information

SUMMER HOURS begin Monday, June 15, 2015

Currently, Marcy 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.

Between June 15, 2015 and September 26, 2015 we will be open the public as follows:

Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 1:00pm

Saturdays: 9:00am to 1:00pm

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 718-935-0032 during business hours to make arrangements.

For additional programs and services, please visit nearby branches:

Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Ave. at Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11238  718-398-8713

Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue at Hancock, Brooklyn, NY 11238, 718-623-0012

Macon Library, 361 Lewis Ave. at Macon St. Brooklyn, NY 11233, 718-573-5606

Our regular hours will resume Monday, September 28, 2015.

Please check out the online Calendar of Events for a complete listing of our programs.

You can now sign up for Affordable Health Care at the Marcy library. Every Thursday by appointment only.

Marcy Branch began in 1899 as the Tompkins Park Free Library- a small Grecian-style building in the middle of the Tompkins Park. When it became part of the Brooklyn Public Library system in 1901, a library historian noted "because of the building's small size, it was considered desirable to have a small librarian and, for many years, petite Miss Edith Patridge filled that role." By 1969 the quaint building in its unusual setting had proved too small and it was closed. In the same year, the current Marcy Branch, opened.



Branch Contact Person: Marcia McGibbon
Program & Events:
View all events at Marcy Library
Meeting Rooms:

Contact library for reservations and policy.

Wheelchair Accessible:
Fully accessible
Friends Group:


If you would like to start a Friends Group here, please contact the branch staff or email

For more Friends information visit the Friends page.