Cortelyou Library

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 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun closed
Cortelyou Library
1305 Cortelyou Rd. at Argyle Rd.
Brooklyn, NY 11226

Library Information


Planning for Cortelyou Branch began in 1969. However it was not until 1983 after years of patience and hard work by Flatbush residents, that construction was completed and the branch opened.


Branch Contact Person: Allison Nagel
Q Subway Line
Q Train to Cortelyou Road bet. 16th Street & Marlborough Road

B103 to Cortelyou Road & Stratford Road or Westminister Road
B68 to Coney Island Avenue & Cortelyou Road


From mid-town Manhattan, take the West Side Highway to the Brooklyn Bridge, then the BQE to the prospect Expressway, which leads into Ocean Parkway; take a Left at Cortelyou Rd. Follow Cortelyou Rd. across Coney Island Ave. to Argyle Rd.

From Brooklyn, turn Left down Flatbush Av, Right on Empire Blvd to Ocean Ave. Turn Right on Cortelyou Rd to Argyle.

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

Adult room - 5 Public computers
Children's room - 7 Public computers

Internet & WiFi: Yes - WiFi info
Building Facts:

1 Floor
Constructed 1983
Renovated 1998, 2001, 2012

Multilingual Materials: Arabic, Bengali; Bangla, Chinese, English, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Urdu
Meeting Rooms:

Contact library for reservations and policy

Copy Machines: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Bicycle Rack: Yes
Off Hours Book Drop: Yes
Friends Group:

Cortelyou Library Friends - Laurie Davidson & Becky Scheer, Co-Presidents

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 Cortelyou Library Friends on Facebook too!