Greenpoint Library

All Brooklyn Public Library locations will be closed Monday, October 12, 2015 for Columbus Day.

Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 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
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Library Information

Greenpoint Library Is Going to Grow!
Learn more about the 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
Program & Events:
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Meeting Rooms:

Contact library for reservations and policy

Wheelchair Accessible:
Fully accessible
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.