Midwood Library

Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat closed
Sun closed
Midwood Library
975 East 16th St. at Avenue J
Brooklyn, NY 11230

Library Information

Midwood branch dates to 1912 when it opened as a deposit station in Coney Island drug store. After several other moves, it became a full-fledged branch in 1929. During the 1950s, Midwood became one of nine libraries to receive a new building constructed by the City. In January, 1998, the Midwood Branch reopened after a two-and-a-half year renovation which extended the public area and brought the library many improvements, including full access for the handicapped.

Branch Contact Person: Steven Rosenberg NLS
Q Subway Line

Q Train to Avenue J & East 16th Street 


B6 to Avenue J & East 16th Street
B11 to Avenue J & East 16th Street
B49 to Ocean Avenue & Avenue J
B68 to Coney Island Avenue & Avenue J  


Take the Belt Pkwy. west to the Coney Island Ave. exit. Right at the exit and continue to Ocean Ave. Left on Ave. I to E. 16th St. Left on E. 16th St. The Midwood Branch is located on E. 16th St. near Ave. J.
Belt Pkwy east to Ocean Pkwy exit. Ocean Pkwy to Ave. J. Left on Ave. J and E. 17th St. Left on East 17th Street one block to East 16th St. Left on East 16th Street one block to Midwood Branch.  

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

Adult room - 11 computers
Children's room - 5 computers
Catalog computers - 2 in adult room

Internet & WiFi: Yes - WiFi info
Building Facts:

3 Floors
Constructed 1929
Renovated 1998

Multilingual Materials: Arabic, Chinese, French, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, Yiddish
Meeting Rooms:

Contact library for reservations policy.

Copy Machines: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Bicycle Rack: Yes
Friends Group:

Friends of Midwood

If you would like to join this group, please contact the branch staff or email friends@brooklynpubliclibrary.org

For more Friends information visit the Friends page.