Leonard Library

All Brooklyn Public Library locations will be closed from Saturday, May 28th through Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day Weekend.


The library catalog and My BPL will be unavailable from 6PM Friday May 27th until Monday May 30th due to system maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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 - 8:00 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
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Library Information

Leonard Library, located in Williamsburg, is one of Brooklyn Public Library’s original Carnegie branches. The branch officially opened its doors on December 1, 1908, at its current site at Devoe and Leonard Streets.


The Leonard Library is pleased to announce an exciting new program for young women (aged 12-16yrs) at the Leonard Library this summer: Girls Report Now!--training the young women of today for the newsrooms of tomorrow! Click here for more information!


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

The library has one meeting room (capacity 35 people), which is available for community use on a first come, first served basis in consideration of our library programming schedule.

Review our meeting room policy and access our meeting room reservation form and return in person to staff at the Leonard Library for review, if you are interested in reserving our meeting room.

Wheelchair Accessible:
Not wheelchair accessible
Friends Group:

The Friends of the Leonard Library was founded in 2008 and reconvened in 2015. The group generally meets on the first Saturday of every month at 12:00pm in the downstairs meeting room of the Leonard Library.

For more information about activities and about joining the Friends of the Library, visit our website.