Gerritsen Beach 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 closed
Sun closed
Gerritsen Beach Library
2808 Gerritsen Ave. (Bartlett Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11229

Library Information


Free Summer Meals for All Children at Gerritsen Beach Library: Beginning June 27 through August 29

Lunches Served Monday through Fridays from 1:15pm-2:00pm. No ID needed to receive free meals.

  • Delicious Sandwiches

  • Tasty Salads

  • Fresh Fruit

  • Cold Milk

Sea Life Storytime with the NY Aquarium's Costumed Mascot

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 3:00 PM

  • Listen to sea life stories with the mascot for the Aquarium!

  • Play the aquarium guessing game and win special surprises!

  • Take your photo with the walrus (please bring your own camera)


In 1997, the library moved to its new 10,000-square-foot facility. A clock tower and two-story picture window overlooking the Shell Bank Channel, reflect the character of this waterfront community. Its two large gardens are tended by the same active community groups that have supported the library for the past 65 years.


Branch Contact Person: Christine Dille
B Subway LineQ Subway Line
B or Q Train to Kings Highway / transfer to the B31 to Gerritsen Avenue & Bartlett Place

B31 to Gerritsen Avenue & Bartlett Place


Belt Pkwy East, exit 9 at Knapp St., left on Knapp St., right on Ave. W., right on Gerritsen Ave at Bartlett Pl.

Belt Pkwy West, exit 9 at Knapp St., right on Knapp St., right on Ave. W., right on Gerritsen Ave at Bartlett Pl.

Get directions from Google or HopStop.
Wheelchair Accessible:
Fully accessible
Program & Events:
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Technology Available:

Wi-fi available

First Five Years-2 computers
Children's Room-4 computers
Adults/Teen Room-12 computers

50 Nexus Tablets-Available toLoan for Home Use

Internet & WiFi: Yes - WiFi info
Building Facts:

1 Floor
Constructed 1997

Meeting Rooms:

Contact library for reservations and policy.

Copy Machines: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Bicycle Rack: Yes
Friends Group:

Friends of Gerritsen Beach - Hillary Stackpole, President

If you would like to join this group, please contact the branch staff or email

For more Friends information visit the Friends page.