Central Library

Popular Library

All Brooklyn Public Library locations will be closed from Saturday, September 3rd through Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day Weekend.

The Popular Library is located on the second floor balcony. This area contains some of the most frequently-used resources at Central Library, including our wide collection of periodicals (magazines and newspapers), DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks, and microfilm.


The Popular Library houses various multimedia formats, including DVDs, music CDs, and audiobooks (on CD).


We have a wide assortment of popular magazines and newspapers as well as many scholarly journals.

Microfilm/Microfiche Readers

We carry a variety of periodical titles on microfilm and microfiche. We specialize in many local Brooklyn newspaper titles.

Additional Materials and Technology

New York City phone books are available for consultation. We also have a scanner and a typewriter for public use.