Mill Basin Library

Mon closed
Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun closed
Mill Basin Library
2385 Ralph Ave (near Ave N)
Brooklyn, NY 11234

Library Information

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
2 Subway Line5 Subway Line

Take the 2 or 5 train to Brooklyn College/Flatbush Junction. Take the B41 bus (Veterans Ave/Bergen Beach bound bus) to Ralph Avenue and Avenue N.


B6 to Ralph Avenue & Glenwood Road, transfer to B47
B41 (Bergen Beach/Veterans Av) to Ralph Avenue & Avenue N
B47 to Ralph Avenue & Avenue N
B82 to Flatlands Avenue & Ralph Avenue, transfer to B47
B100 to Mill Ave & Avenue T  


Belt Parkway to Flatbush Ave North, Right on Ave U, Left on Mill Ave, follow road to Ave N and Ralph Ave 

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

Adults' room - 11 computers.
Children's room - 9 computers.
Reference - 1 Children OPAC computer, 1 Adult OPAC computer

Internet & WiFi: Yes - WiFi info
Building Facts:

1 Floor: Adult and Children Reading Rooms; constructed 1974. Re-opened May 2005.

Multilingual Materials: Chinese, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Russian
Meeting Rooms:

Yes, Contact library for reservations and policy.

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

Friends of Mill Basin - Annette Dill, President

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:

Mill Basin Car Service-4621 Ave N,(718)444-7777

Gateway Car Service-4115 Ave U,(718)258-8100

Georgetowne/Kings Plaza Car Service, 917 E 107 St., (718)444-7551