Macon 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
Macon Library
361 Lewis Ave. at Macon St.
Brooklyn, NY 11233

Library Information

Two thousand people gathered to open the Macon Branch in 1907, the 11th Carnegie library in Brooklyn. The two-story Classical Revival red brick library retains its original fireplaces, oak paneling, alcoves, and wooden benches. To author John Steptoe (1950-1989), who wrote his first book, Stevie, at 16, said he wrote because of the "... great and disastrous need for books that black children could honestly relate to"-- Macon was home.

Macon also has a circulation collection of information about the neighborhood. "Preserving Footsteps," has books concerning the history, famous locations and current situation of the neighborhood.

What's New:

Macon Library was closed for renovation in 2006. On June 19, 2008, the library reopened its doors to the public. It now features the African American Heritage Center (AAHC). The Center contains material on African American history and culture. It also has material on the Caribbean and Africa as  well as the “Preserving Footsteps” collection.

With the edition of two new self-check units the branch continues to serve the local community providing technology as well as traditional services.

Branch Contact Person: Antonia Bramble, NLS
A Subway LineC Subway Line

A train to Utica Avenue
C train to Utica Avenue  


B15 to Lewis Avenue & Macon Street
B26 to Macon Street & Lewis Avenue
B25 to Fulton Street & Lewis Avenue  
B46 to Malcolm X Blvd. & Dekalb Avenue


Eastern Parkway to Troy Ave. Left on Troy to Lewis Ave. Branch is at the corner of Lewis & Macon. 

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

Children's room - 8 computers
Adult's room - 10 computers
15 laptops

For more information about laptops for use in the library, visit our laptop loan page.

Internet & WiFi: Yes - WiFi info
Building Facts:

3 Floors
Constructed 1906
Renovated 1973 and 2006

Meeting Rooms:

Contact library for reservations and policy.

Copy Machines: Yes
Restrooms: 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:

New Bell Car Service (718) 230-4499 628 Myrtle Avenue

Freedom Limo & Car Service 718-452-5400 104 Ralph Avenue