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
Directions: Google | HopStop

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.

Save the Date!   Special Events for Children

Friday, May 8, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. -- Bob Basey
Friday, June 12, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. -- Suzi Shelton

Summer Reading Open House:
Thursday, June 4 from 2-4 p.m.

Save the Date! Special Events for Adults
(Sponsored by The Friends of Brooklyn Heights)

Tuesday, April 21 at 6:15 p.m. – Book Talk featuring The Minstrel’s Song, Poems by Alyssa A. Lappen in honor of National Poetry Month

Tuesday, May 12 at 6:15 p.m. – Book Talk featuring Ample Hills Creamery:  Secrets and Stories from Brooklyn’s Favorite Ice Cream Shop by Brian Smith, Jackie Cuscuna, Lauren Kaelin and Lucy Schaeffer.

The Friends of Brooklyn Heights Book Sale takes place each Friday from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Please bring gently used books and other materials for sale at our branch. 


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!