Mill Basin Library

Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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
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Library Information

Currently the Mill Basin Branch still has an air conditioning system that has malfunctioned and has not been repaired.

The Mill Basin Branch will begin new hours on Monday, October 19, 2015.  Mill Basin will be open for service Monday 10 AM - 6 PM; Tuesday 10 AM - 6 PM; Wednesday 10 AM - 8 PM; Thursday 1 PM - 8 PM; Friday 10 AM - 6 PM; and Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM.


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:
View all events at Mill Basin Library
Meeting Rooms:

Yes, Contact library for reservations and policy.

Wheelchair Accessible:
Fully accessible
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.