Leonard Library

Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun closed
Leonard Library
81 Devoe St. at Leonard St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Directions: Google | HopStop

Library Information

Temporary Closing

Brooklyn Public Library will temporarily close the Leonard Library at the end of business on Saturday, April 18, 2015 for renovation. Improvements to the branch include new shelves, signage and paint. We expect to reopen on Friday, May 8th, 2015. During the closure we will provide interim Kidsmobile service on Thursdays from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.


This one-story Carnegie library opened in 1908. The building features five bays, 10,000 plus square feet and a stone-trimmed doorway with a bracketed pediment. Located one block from busy Metropolitan Avenue, the Leonard Library underwent major renovations from the 1950s through the 1980s.

Branch Contact Person: Erik Bobilin
Program & Events:
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Meeting Rooms:

Contact library for reservations and policy.

Wheelchair Accessible:
Not wheelchair accessible
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.