Marcy Library

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

Library Information

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.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience during this period. Our regular hours will resume in October.

As an alternative, nearby branches with full service hours are Clinton Hill, Bedford, Dekalb and Macon.

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
G Subway Line

G Train to Bedford and Nostrand Avenue 


B38 to Dekalb Avenue & Nostrand Avenue
B44 to  Nostrand Avenue & DeKalb Avenue
B48 to Franklin Avenue & DeKalb Avenue  

Get directions from Google or HopStop.
Wheelchair Accessible:
Fully accessible
Program & Events:
View all events at Marcy Library
Technology Available:

6 Children computers
11 Adult and Young Adult computers
10 laptops*

*Unavailable when computer classes are in session.

For more information about laptops for use in the library, visit our laptop loan page.

Internet & WiFi: Yes - WiFi info
Building Facts:

1 Floor
Constructed 1967
Renovated 2002

Multilingual Materials: Spanish
Meeting Rooms:

Contact library for reservations and policy.

Restrooms: Yes
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.