Marcy Library

All Brooklyn Public Library locations will be closed Monday, October 12, 2015 for Columbus Day.


Due to scheduled maintenance, the BPL website and catalogs will be temporarily unavailable on Monday, October 12, 2015 from 7:30-8:30AM.

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
Marcy Library
617 DeKalb Ave. at Nostrand Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11216
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Library Information

Our regular hours resumed Monday, September 28, 2015.

Please check out the online Calendar of Events for a complete listing of our programs.

You can now sign up for Affordable Health Care at the Marcy library. Every Thursday by appointment only.

Marcy Branch began in 1899 as the Tompkins Park Free Library- a small Grecian-style building in the middle of the Tompkins Park. When it became part of the Brooklyn Public Library system in 1901, a library historian noted "because of the building's small size, it was considered desirable to have a small librarian and, for many years, petite Miss Edith Patridge filled that role." By 1969 the quaint building in its unusual setting had proved too small and it was closed. In the same year, the current Marcy Branch, opened.



Branch Contact Person: Marcia McGibbon
Program & Events:
View all events at Marcy Library
Meeting Rooms:

Contact library for reservations and policy.

Wheelchair Accessible:
Fully accessible
Friends Group:


If you would like to start a Friends Group here, please contact the branch staff or email

For more Friends information visit the Friends page.