Kensington Library

Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun closed
Kensington Library
4207 18th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11218

Library Information

The New Kensington Library opened on Thursday, November 15, 2012!

Founded as a deposit station in 1908 by the Mother's Kindergarten Club of PS 134 and the Kensington Improvement League, Kensington quickly outgrew two locations before becoming a full-fledged branch on McDonald Avenue in 1912. When it again needed more space, in 1960, it moved, to a former catering hall known as "the Manor" -- which was leased and renovated, arousing national media interest. The Branch moved again in November of 2012 to its newly built, environmentally friendly facilities located on 18th avenue.

Branch Contact Person: William Lewnes
F Subway Line

F Train to 18th Avenue near McDonald Avenue.


B8 to 18th Avenue & East 2nd Street


Ocean Pkwy, West four blocks on 18th Ave.

Get directions from Google or HopStop.
Wheelchair Accessible:
Fully accessible

Complete compliance with the American Disabilities Act.

Program & Events:
View all events at Kensington Library
Technology Available:

Adult Room- 8 Adult computers, 1 copy machine and 2 OPACs.
Young Adult Room- 8 Young Adult computers.
Childrens' Room- 8 computers, 1 copy machine, and 1 OPAC.

Internet & WiFi: Yes - WiFi info
Building Facts:

3 Floors

Multilingual Materials: Chinese, French, Hebrew, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Yiddish
Meeting Rooms:

Yes - Accommodates 70 people.
Contact library for reservations and policy.

Copy Machines: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Bicycle Rack: Yes
Car Service:

New American Car Service -
221 Ditmas Ave., (718)972-7979

Church Ave Car Service -
3411 14th Ave., (718)633-4444