Kings Bay Library

Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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
Kings Bay Library
3650 Nostrand Ave. (near Ave. W)
Brooklyn, NY 11229

Library Information

Starting on October 7th, you can return your materials at one of our branch's self-check machines. It's fast, easy, and you'll get a receipt for your transaction.
First opened in 1951 in a Nostrand Avenue storefront, Kings Bay Branch expanded into the adjacent store. In 1959, the widening of Nostrand forced the branch to move across the street. A new branch built that same year, was expanded to 11,500 square feet in 1962. A $1.9 million renovation added another 2,000 square feet to the library, among other improvements.


Branch Contact Person: Sharon Palmer
2 Subway LineB Subway LineQ Subway Line
B to Sheepshead Bay / transfer to B36 to Nostrand Avenue & Avenue X
Q to Sheepshead Bay / transfer to B36 to Nostrand Avenue & Avenue X
2 to Flatbush Ave / transfer to the B44 to Nostrand Avenue & Avenue X

B36 to Nostrand Avenue & Avenue X
B44 to Nostrand Avenue & Avenue X

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

Children's floor - 6 computers
Adult's floor - 8 computers

Laptops - 10 available for two hour loan

50 Google Nexus tablets available for loan

Internet & WiFi: Yes - WiFi info
Building Facts:

4 Floors
Constructed 1962
Renovated 1999

Multilingual Materials: Arabic, Bengali; Bangla, Chinese, Creole (Haitian), Danish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Urdu, Vietnamese, Yiddish
Meeting Rooms:


Copy Machines: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Off Hours Book Drop: Yes
Friends Group:

Friends of Kings Bay

If you would like to join this group, please contact the branch staff or email

For more Friends information visit the Friends page.

Car Service:

Kingsbay Car Service
2103 Ave. Z
Brooklyn, NY 11235
718 648-2600

Nostrand Car Service
2946 Ave. S
Brooklyn, NY 11229
718 339-5400