Coney Island Library

Mon closed
Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 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
Coney Island Library
1901 Mermaid Ave. (Near W. 19th St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11224
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Zipcars are available at this branch.

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: Angela Barnes
Program & Events:
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Meeting Rooms:

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Wheelchair Accessible:
Fully accessible
Friends Group:


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