Highlawn Library

Mon closed
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
Highlawn Library
1664 W. 13th St. at Kings Highway
Brooklyn, NY 11223

Library Information

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
D Subway LineF Subway LineN Subway Line
N Train to Kings Highway & West 7th Street
D Train to Bay Parkway & 86th Street
F Train to Kings Highway & MacDonald Avenue

B4 to Kings Highway & Stillwell Avenue
B6 to Kings Highway & Bay Parkway
B82 to Kings Highway & Stillwell Avenue


From Ocean Parkway, head West on Kings Highway to W. 13th St.

Belt Parkway to Bay Parkway exit. Head North on Bay Parkway to 78th Street. 78th Street then merges into Kings Highway. We are at the corner of Kings Highway and W.13th St.

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

Computers located on main level -12.
Self-checkout units -2.

Internet & WiFi: Yes - WiFi info
Building Facts:

1 Floor
Constructed 1972

Multilingual Materials: Chinese, Russian, Spanish
Meeting Rooms:

Contact library for reservations and policy.

Copy Machines: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Bicycle Rack: Yes
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.

Car Service:

All Boro Car Service
219 Kings Highway
718-232-2277 or 800-675-2014

Cleopatra Car and Limousine
275 Kings Highway

Big "S" Car Service
7501 20th Ave.