Jamaica Bay 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 - 6:00 pm
Wed 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat closed
Sun closed
Jamaica Bay Library
9727 Seaview Ave. at E. 98th St. near Rockaway Pkwy.
Brooklyn, NY 11236
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Library Information

In 1973, the Jamaica Bay Branch was built on a site chosen after a public hearing. Its design, by Architects Leibowitz/Badouva and Associates, won the New York Society of Architects bronze plaque for "an accomplished solution to a difficult and highly constrained construction."

In July of 2001, the branch was closed for several renovations, which included the installation of a skylight, the elimination of the sunken pit, and the addition of a wheelchair lift. The branch reopened to the public on July 1, 2002 and the Official Grand Opening was held on August 14, 2002.




Branch Contact Person: Mel Henkle
Program & Events:
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Meeting Rooms:

Contact library for reservations and policy.

Wheelchair Accessible:
Fully accessible

Elevator requires staff assistance.

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.