Cypress Hills Library

All Brooklyn Public Library locations will be closed from Saturday, May 28th through Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day Weekend.


The library catalog and My BPL will be unavailable from 6PM Friday May 27th until Monday May 30th due to system maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 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
Cypress Hills Library
1197 Sutter Ave. at Crystal St.
Brooklyn, NY 11208
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Library Information

Temporary Closing


TEMPORARY CLOSING - Renovation (Painting of the Interior)

Cypress Hills Library will close temporarily at the end of business on Friday, June 10, 2016 and reopen on Monday, June 27, 2016.

During this time, please visit these nearby libraries:

Arlington Library
203 Arlington Avenue

Brownsville Library
61 Glenmore Avenue

New Lots Library (Reopening on Monday, June 13 2016)
665 New Lots Avenue

When the original Cypress Hills Library opened on the ground floor of the Cypress Hill Houses in 1955, most patrons were residents of the housing development. A new branch was constructed in 1995 to serve a growing community; distinctive features of the facility include entrance gate artwork by artist Rolando Briseno, a skylit atrium and a metal-clad roof.


Branch Contact Person: Rowshon A. Perveen
Program & Events:
View all events at Cypress Hills Library
Meeting Rooms:

Yes. Contact library for reservations and policy.

Wheelchair Accessible:
Fully accessible
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.