Bedford Library

Mon closed
Tue 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thu 10:00 AM - 6:00 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
718-623-0012

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
Directions:
Subway
C Subway LineS Subway Line

Cross to north side of Fulton Ave. & Franklin Ave., walk 1/2 block north to library.

Bus
B25 to Fulton Ave. & Franklin Ave.
B26 to Putnam Ave. & Franklin Ave.
B48: Southbound - to Franklin Ave. & Jefferson Ave.; Northbound - to Classon Ave. & Putnam Ave., (walk one block east on Putnam to Franklin Ave. and two blocks south to the library).
B49 to Fulton Ave. & Franklin Ave., walk 1/2 block north to Library.
Get directions from Google or HopStop.
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.

Program & Events:
View All Events.
Technology Available:

Wireless Internet zone

Internet & WiFi: Yes - WiFi info
Building Facts:
Multilingual Materials: Arabic, French, Spanish
Meeting Rooms:

Yes

Copy Machines: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
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 friends@brooklynpubliclibrary.org

For more Friends information visit the Friends page.