Kings Highway Library

Kings Highway Library
Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kings Highway Library
2115 Ocean Ave. (nr. Kings Highway)
Brooklyn, NY 11229

Library Information

Beginning in an "undertaking establishment," as an unstaffed deposit station in 1910 the branch continued to move, to a shoe store, a frame shack on Kings Highway and other homes until 1954, when it opened in its own building on its present site. Kings Highway is the first branch library built in Brooklyn by the City of New York. After a renovation completed in 2009, Kings Highway opened with expanded space, including a basement reading room. This room is a favorite quiet area for study and wi-fi usage.  In 2013, a Passport Office opened in the library.

Branch Contact Person: Shirley Hall
B Subway LineQ Subway Line

B to Kings Highway & East 16 Street
Q to Kings Highway & East 16 Street


B2 to Ocean Avenue & Avenue R
B7 to Ocean Avenue & Kings Highway/Avenue P
B31 to Ocean Avenue & Avenue R
B49 to Ocean Avenue & Kings Highway/Avenue P
B82 to Ocean Avenue & Kings Highway/Avenue P
B100 to Ocean Avenue & Quentin Road  


South on Flatbush Ave.,right on Ocean Ave. to Kings Highway

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

Children's room - 12 computers
Adult - 10 computers
Young Adult - 10 computers

Internet & WiFi: Yes - WiFi info
Building Facts:

3 Floors
Constructed 1953

Passport Office:(718-375-2032) (adjacent to Lower Level Reading Area)

Monday: 10am to 4:30pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 10am to 6pm

Friday: 10am to 4:30pm

Saturday: closed

Sunday: 10am to 4pm by appointment only

Healthcare Assistance available:

Russian and English:

Tuesdays 12pm-7pm

Wednesdays 10am-6pm

First Saturday of the month 10am-3pm




Multilingual Materials: Arabic, Chinese, French, Hebrew, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu
Meeting Rooms:

Yes. Contact library for reservations and policy.

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

Currently in the process of forming a group

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:

ABC Car Service-2079 W. 16 St.,(718)743-7575

American Car Service-2914 Avenue P, (718)258-0088

Jaffa Car Service-1708 E. 16 St.,(718)376-6400