Coney Island Library

All Brooklyn Public Library locations will be closed for Labor Day weekend from Saturday, August 30 through Monday, September 1.

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
Coney Island Library
1901 Mermaid Ave. (Near W. 19th St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11224

Library Information


The Coney Island Branch started as an unstaffed deposit station in a Surf Avenue store in 1911. It became a fully staffed branch in 1921 after moving to the old offices of the Coney Island Times on Stillwell Ave. In 1954, its new library was called "the first-ever library built on stilts over the Atlantic Ocean."

Branch Contact Person: A. Barnes
D Subway LineF Subway LineN Subway LineQ Subway Line
D Train to Coney Island/Stillwell Avenue
F Train to Coney Island/Stillwell Avenue
N Train to Coney Island/Stillwell Avenue
Q Train to Coney Island/Stillwell Avenue

B36 to 17th Street & Surf Avenue
B64 to Stillwell Avenue & Mermaid Avenue
B68 to Stillwell Avenue & Mermaid Avenue
B74 to Mermaid Avenue & 19th Street
B82 to Stillwell Avenue & Mermaid Avenue


Exit on 6S on the Belt Parkway (Cropsey Ave, South).

Get directions from Google or HopStop.
Wheelchair Accessible:
Fully accessible
Program & Events:
View all events at Coney Island Library
Technology Available:

Children's room - 4 PC

Toddlers: 3 iPads

Adults' room: 6 PC

Young Adults'- 4 PC

Internet & WiFi: Yes - WiFi info
Building Facts:

2 Floors
Constructed 1956
Renovated 2001

Renovated 2013

Multilingual Materials: Chinese, Russian, Spanish
Meeting Rooms:

Contact library for reservations and policy.

Copy Machines: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Bicycle Rack: Yes
Friends Group:


If you would like to start a Friends Group here, please contact the branch staff or email

For more information, visit the Friends page.