Central Library

Central Library

All Brooklyn Public Library locations will be closed on Thursday, November 27th for Thanksgiving.

Central Library
Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
718.230.2100
Directions: Google | HopStop

Library Information


Each year, approximately one million people walk through Central Library's majestic 50-foot high entryway, and countless others access its unique services online. Located at the intersection of Flatbush Avenue and Eastern Parkway on Grand Army Plaza, Central Library contains over one million cataloged books, magazines, and multimedia materials and serves as the major reference center for BPL's 60-location system.

Opened on February 1, 1941, the building’s notable architecture was created to resemble an open book, with the spine on Grand Army Plaza and the two wings opening like pages onto Eastern Parkway and Flatbush Avenue.

Federal Depository Library Program LogoBrooklyn Public Library is a selective Federal Depository for government publications.                

Branch Contact Person: Central Library Administration - 718-230-2198
Program & Events:
View all events at Central Library
Meeting Rooms:

Room 214 (capacity 15)
Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture (capacity 189)
Elsie Smith Conference Room (capacity 12)
Dweck Conference Room 2 (capacity 12)

Contact Central Library Administration at 718-230-2198 for information regarding space rental or adult class visits.

Click here for more information on space rental at Central Library.

Free room reservations for up to 12 people are also available in the Shelby White and Leon Levy Information Commons.

Wheelchair Accessible:
Fully accessible
Friends Group:

Currently in the process of forming a group

If you would like to join this group, please contact the branch staff or email friends@brooklynpubliclibrary.org

Visit http://www.bklynpubliclibrary.org/support/friends-groups