Jamaica Bay Library

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
Directions: Google | HopStop

Library Information

Temporary Closing

The Jamaica Bay Library will be closed for lighting upgrades from May 16, 2015 to May 25, 2015. During the closure borrowed materials may be returned to these neighboring locations: Canarsie Library (1580 Rockaway Parkway), Spring Creek Library (12143 Flatlands Avenue), or any other Brooklyn Public Library location.

For your convenience, holds available for pick during the closed period will have their pick up dates extended for an additional week.

We are sorry for any inconvenience.


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.