Fort Hamilton Library

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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
Fort Hamilton Library
9424 Fourth Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11209
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Library Information

The Fort Hamilton Free Library, predecessor of the Fort Hamilton Branch, was founded over 100 years ago with capital of "faith and five dollars." In 1901, it became a branch of Brooklyn Public Library and in 1905 it moved to its present building. Since then it has undergone numerous renovations but retains one of its two original tiled fireplaces with wood paneled surrounds.

The Fort Hamilton Library reopened to the public on March 28, 2011. Closed since March 2008, Fort Hamilton received extensive renovations to restore historic details, improve the library's interior and expand public space for library customers.

Branch Contact Person: Jay Filan
Program & Events:
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Meeting Rooms:

1 meeting room

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.