Highlawn Library

Selected Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) locations will be open on Friday, April 3. All BPL locations will be closed on Sunday, April 5.

Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 8:00 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
Highlawn Library
1664 W. 13th St. at Kings Highway
Brooklyn, NY 11223
Directions: Google | HopStop

Library Information

From April 3 to May 3, 2015, the Highlawn Library will close while we install new flooring, wiring and signage, and make other cosmetic improvements. The library will reopen on Monday, May 4, 2015. During the closure we will provide interim Bookmobile service on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

The Highlawn Branch expanded from its storefront home, opened in 1949, to an adjacent store in 1956, and then to its current building in 1972. It features a circular main room with walls of glazed block in a variety of colors, a design departure for Brooklyn libraries. The branch was renovated in 2005-06 and its new features include carpeting and enhanced lighting to make the branch brighter and more inviting. A new toddler space features special seating and computers for children birth to 5 years. There is also a new relaxing space for the general public which includes comfortable, low seating and tables.


Branch Contact Person: Danielle Shapiro
Program & Events:
View all events at Highlawn Library
Meeting Rooms:

Contact library for reservations and policy.

Wheelchair Accessible:
Fully accessible
Friends Group:


If you would like to start a Friends Group here, please contact the branch staff or email friends@brooklynpubliclibrary.org

For more Friends information visit the Friends page.