Canarsie Library

All Brooklyn Public Library locations will be closed from Saturday, May 28th through Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day Weekend.


The library catalog and My BPL will be unavailable from 6PM Friday May 27th until Monday May 30th due to system maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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

Canarsie Library has served southeast Brooklyn since 1909, when it opened as a deposit station with a small collection of books. Since joining the BPL system in 1932, Canarsie has twice moved to larger facilities in response to high demand for its services. The library has operated at its current location since 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