New Lots Library

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

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:

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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.