Canarsie Library

Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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 closed
Sun closed
Canarsie Library
1580 Rockaway Pkwy. at Ave. J
Brooklyn, NY 11236

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
L Subway Line
L Train to Rockaway Parkway / transfer to B42 to Rockaway Parkway & Avenue J (or walk down Rockaway Parkway, crossing first Conklin and then Flatlands, two and a half blocks total walk) 

B6 to Flatlands Avenue & Rockaway Parkway
B42 to Rockaway Parkway & Avenue J
B60 to Flatlands Avenue & Rockaway Parkway
B82 to Flatlands Avenue & Rockaway Parkway


Belt Parkway to Exit 13, Rockaway Parkway, right on Rockaway Pkwy.

Get directions from Google or HopStop.
Wheelchair Accessible:
Partially accessible

Public bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible.

Program & Events:
View all events at Canarsie Library
Technology Available:

Children's section - 6 computers
Adult section - 6 computers (incl. 1 Express)
Preschool section - 2 computers (games only, no Internet)

Internet & WiFi: Yes - WiFi info
Building Facts:

1 Floor
Constructed 1960

Multilingual Materials: Chinese, English, Russian, Spanish
Meeting Rooms:

Contact library for reservations and policy

Copy Machines: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
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

Car Service:

Car and Limousine Service
1417 Rockaway Pkwy., (718)649-4101