Bedford Library

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

Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun closed
Bedford Library
496 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Directions: Google | HopStop

Zipcars are available at this branch.

Library Information

The first library in the Brooklyn Public Library system. It opened in 1897 in the former P.S. 3, a schoolhouse in a cornfield. After two other locations, it moved to its present 1905 Carnegie building.

Branch Contact Person: Alicia Pritchard
Program & Events:
View all events at Bedford Library
Meeting Rooms:


Wheelchair Accessible:
Fully accessible

A wheelchair logo in the front of the building directs patrons to take a path around the side of the building to a door at the rear of the building.  Patrons must ring a bell to gain access to the elevator inside the building.

Friends Group:

Currently in the process of forming a group

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

For more Friends information visit the Friends page.