Greenpoint Library

Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun closed
Greenpoint Library
107 Norman Ave. at Leonard St.
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Library Information

The Greenpoint Library Wants to Grow!
Learn more about the proposed Greenpoint Environmental Education Center (GEEC), to be co-located at Greenpoint Library.

The original Carnegie Library was built in a Classical Revival style of brick with limestone trim and a stone balustrade at the roof. The Greenpoint Star praised it on April 14, 1906 for its “tasteful simplicity." As Greenpoint became the center of a Polish community, English classes were offered and a well-stocked Polish book collection was acquired. The building, structurally unsafe, was demolished in 1970. In 1973 a new one-story library opened on the same site. Although not as grand as its predecessor, it provides the community with a resource for knowledge and a meeting place for a new generation of library users. A mural by artist Leslie A. Wood( was painted onto the side of the building along Norman Ave. in 2013 thanks to the efforts of the Friends of the Greenpoint Library.

Branch Contact Person: Robert Simic
G Subway Line
G Train to Nassau at Manhattan Avenue & Norman Avenue

B24 to Manhattan Avenue & Greenpoint Avenue
B43 to Manhattan Avenue & Norman Avenue
B48 to Nassau Avenue & Leonard Street
B62 to Queens Plaza Queens & Downtown Brooklyn


Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE)
Eastbound, take Meeker/Morgan Ave. exit, head North.
Westbound, take Humboldt St /McGuinness Blvd. exit,
head North.

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

Adult & Young Adult Area -6 computers
Children's Area - 4 computers

Internet & WiFi: Yes - WiFi info
Building Facts:

1 Floor
Constructed 1906
Renovated 1972


Multilingual Materials: Polish, Spanish
Meeting Rooms:

Contact library for reservations and policy

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

Friends of Greenpoint - Sharon Kim & Joey Lee, Co-Presidents

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

For more Friends information visit the Friends page.

Car Service:

McGuiness Car Service - 158 Nassau Ave., (718)383-6556