New Lots Library

All Brooklyn Public Library locations will be closed from Saturday, May 28th through Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day Weekend.


The library catalog and My BPL will be unavailable from 6PM Friday May 27th until Monday May 30th due to system maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
New Lots Library
665 New Lots Ave. at Barbey St.
Brooklyn, NY 11207
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Library Information

Temporary Closing

The New Lots Library will close at the end of the business day on Saturday, May 7, 2016 for the installation of new LED Lights & Shelving, and will reopen on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 10:00am.

The predecessor to New Lots Library was a community library organized in 1942 by the Women’s Club of the East New York Y. The branch became part of Brooklyn Public Library in 1949, opening in a storefront on New Lots Avenue. In 1957, New Lots Library moved to its new location on what is thought to be a Revolutionary-era burial ground containing the remains of soldiers, slaves and British officers.

Staff at New Lots Library take great satisfaction in contributing to an institution that is essential to the life and vitality of the neighborhood it serves.

Branch Contact Person: Edwin Maxwell
Program & Events:
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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.