Crown Heights Library

Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun closed
Crown Heights Library
560 New York Ave. at Maple St.
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Library Information

Tracing its beginning to the Concord Library, which closed because of the construction of the Independent Subway, Crown Heights Library moved, in 1931, to a storefront at 401 Rogers Avenue. The present library, opened in 1958, was built under the Beame plan. In 1992, the library opened a computer center, one of the first in the BPL system.

Branch Contact Person: Dennis Stewart
2 Subway Line
Take #2 train to Sterling Street. Exit subway station and walk one block east to New York Ave, turn right and then walk three blocks south to the library.

Take the B44 (local) bus to the corner of Maple St & Nostrand Ave. Walk one block east to the library.

Take the B43 bus to the corner of Empire Blvd. and New York Ave. Walk south four blocks on New York Ave to Maple Street.  The Library is located on the right. 


Driving south on Nostrand Avenue, turn left on Maple St. (1 block to branch).  

Driving north on New York Ave, the library will be to the left at the corner of New York Ave. and Maple Street.


Take the Long Island Rail Road to Atlantic Avenue/Barclay Center. Change to Subway #2 .
Follow instructions for subway.

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

Children's room - 6 computers
Adults' room -8 computers

Self-Checkout Machines Available - 2

Internet & WiFi: Yes - WiFi info
Building Facts:

One floor
Constructed 1958
Renovated 2000

Multilingual Materials: Yiddish
Meeting Rooms:


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


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

For more Friends information visit the Friends page.

Car Service:

Quality 718-629-2540
White Top 718-774-6660
Hummingbird 718-856-6155