Mill Basin Library

All Brooklyn Public Library locations will be closed from Saturday, September 3rd through Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day Weekend.

Mon 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tue 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sun closed
Mill Basin Library
2385 Ralph Ave (near Ave N)
Brooklyn, NY 11234
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Library Information

During the time period of 6/13/2016 -  9/30/2016, the Mill Basin Library will operate on a Reduced Hours schedule. Please call the library at 718-241-3973, if you have any questions.

Mill Basin's hours of service is as follows: 
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

All library items can be returned to other BPL libraries. Library items can be renewed online or by calling 718-230-6700.

Please visit our sister branches:

Flatlands Library
2065 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11234
M 10-6, T 1-8, W 10-6, Th 10-8, F 10-6, Sa 10-5


Paerdegat Library
850 East 59th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11236
M 10-6, T 10-8, W 1-8, Th 10-6, F 10-6, Sa 10-5


We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


In 1940, Mill Basin Branch opened in a deposit station in the Austin Pharmacy on Avenue T. It moved several times over the next three decades, with the need for more space eventually resulting in new library on Ralph Ave. Mill Basin Branch opened in 1974 in a 7,500-square-foot brick building. In 1997, for the first time in its 100-year history, Brooklyn Public Library installed a plaque in one of its branch libraries to honor a local leader, Dorothy Russo, who led the Mill Basin Civic Association to bring the library into being.

Branch Contact Person: Victoria Hill
Program & Events:
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Meeting Rooms:

Yes, Contact library for reservations and policy.

Wheelchair Accessible:
Fully accessible
Friends Group:

Friends of Mill Basin - Ms. Margaret Blair and Ms. Christina Mohamed.

If you would like to join this group, please contact the branch staff or email

For more Friends information visit the Friends page.