Brooklyn Heights Library

Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 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
Brooklyn Heights Library
280 Cadman Plaza West at Tillary St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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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.



  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.


The Friends of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library

Tuesday January 19, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Author Reading

The Lost Detective: Becoming Dashiell Hammett

                        By Nathan Ward

This is a fascinating portrait of the overlooked Dashiell Hammett from his early years to becoming an author of the most iconic detective novels of the 20th century .Nathan Ward will be available to sign books.




Friends Book Sale every Friday from noon until 2:00 pm. .Please call the branch (718-623-7100) to verify the event.Donations are only accepted during the hours of the book sale.





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!