Carroll Gardens Library

Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun closed
Carroll Gardens Library
396 Clinton St. @ Union St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Library Information


Begun in 1901 in rented quarters at Smith and Carroll Streets, the library, formerly named the Carroll Park Branch, moved in 1905 to its current Carnegie building designed by William B. Tubby. At its community's request, the branch was renamed the Carroll Gardens Branch in 1973, after extensive renovations.


Branch Contact Person: John Leighton
F Subway LineG Subway Line
F or G train to Carroll Street. Walk two blocks west to Clinton St.
Branch is 396 Clinton St.

Hamilton Ave. exit of BQE . Left onto Clinton Street. Up Clinton to Union St. Branch is on the corner of Clinton and Union.

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

The elevator is located on Union Street, around the corner from the Main entrance.

Collection on Mezzanine is accessible via stairs.

Program & Events:
View all events at Carroll Gardens Library
Technology Available:

Children's room - 4computers
Adult's room - 5computers

Internet & WiFi: Yes - WiFi info
Building Facts:

2 1/2 Floors
Constructed 1903

Multilingual Materials: Chinese
Meeting Rooms:

Yes, two.  Please contact the library for reservations and policy.

Copy Machines: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Friends Group:

Friends of Carroll Gardens - Nina Guralnick, 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 Carroll Gardens Library Friends on Facebook too!

Car Service:

Cobble Hill Car Service - 269 Court St., (718)643-1113

Court Express and Limousine Service, Inc. - 534 Court St.,

Lucky Car Service - 88 Bergen St., (718)243-1111