Brownsville Library

All Brooklyn Public Library locations will be closed Monday, October 12, 2015 for Columbus Day.


Due to scheduled maintenance, the BPL website and catalogs will be temporarily unavailable on Monday, October 12, 2015 from 7:30-8:30AM.

Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat closed
Sun closed
Brownsville Library
61 Glenmore Ave. at Watkins St.
Brooklyn, NY 11212
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Library Information

With a collection of 7,000 books donated by the Hebrew Educational Society, the branch opened in 1905. In 1908, it moved to its present two-story brick and limestone Carnegie building. Its high usage spurred the 1914 construction of Brownsville Children's Library on nearby Stone Avenue, the first library in the world devoted exclusively to children. Later, it became the Stone Avenue Branch. Brownsville Branch was renovated in 1963 and 1989.


Branch Contact Person: Paul Levy
Program & Events:
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Meeting Rooms:

A meeting room capacity of 40.

Wheelchair Accessible:
Fully accessible
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.