Gravesend Library

Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat closed
Sun closed
Gravesend Library
303 Ave. X at West. 2nd St.
Brooklyn, NY 11223

Library Information

Gravesend was one of the original six towns of Brooklyn.It was established in 1645 by Lady Deborah Moody and followers as a haven from religious persecution and was named after the English seaport of Gravesend,Kent.With support from community groups and P.S. 216, this library opened in a brick building on Avenue X in 1962.
In 2001 it underwent 1.5 million renovations that included a new lighting, furniture, shelving, art objects and 11 new public access computers. The branch continues to serve the local community providing innovative technology and as well as traditional services.

What's New:

The Gravesend Library offers very popular Toddler Time for kids on Wednesday's. Engage in interactive play and enjoy stories with toddlers, 18- 36 months.  The library also has monthly Book Discussion Club for Adults and Talking Circle program for Senior Citizens. Through its information resources and intensive programming, the Gravesend Branch looks forward to better serving the changing community: immigrants from Russia, China, Latin America Middle Eastern countries. We have large collections of Russian and Chinese books and DVD's, and medium collection of Italian, Hebrew, and Spanish.

Branch Contact Person: Ellen Fecher
F Subway LineN Subway Line
F train to Ave.X station,two blocks East to library
N train to 86th St. station, six blocks East to library

B1 to Ave X at West 2nd St., two blocks East to library


Belt Pkwy., North on Ocean Pkwy., left on Ave.X.

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

Adults' room - 5 computers
Children's room - 6 computers

Internet & WiFi: Yes - WiFi info
Building Facts:

3 Floors
Constructed 1962
Renovated 2001

Multilingual Materials: Chinese, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, Spanish
Meeting Rooms:

Contact library for reservations and policy

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:

Prestige Car Service-387 Avenue X, (718 )336-5200