Canarsie Library

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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
Canarsie Library
1580 Rockaway Pkwy. at Ave. J
Brooklyn, NY 11236
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Library Information

Opening in 1909, Canarsie became BPL's thirty-ninth branch in 1932. Five years later, the library moved to more spacious quarters, but by 1957, even more room was requested and a new building was constructed in 1960.


Branch Contact Person: Tom Muller
Program & Events:
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Meeting Rooms:

Contact library for reservations and policy

Wheelchair Accessible:
Partially accessible

Public bathrooms are not wheelchair 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