New Utrecht Library

Closed for Renovation
New Utrecht Library
1743 86th St. at Bay 17th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11214
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Library Information

Closed for Renovation

The New Utrecht Library will reopen for public service on Monday, October 31, 2016 at 10 am. New Utrecht Library closed for branch improvements in June 2016. The branch is opening with new shelving, new public furniture, a new children’s area and other improvements.

Bookmobile service is available from 11 am to 4 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The last day of bookmobile service at this location will be Thursday, October 27, 2016.

Effective October 31, 2016, the hours of service for the New Utrecht Library will resume.

M 10-6 Tu 10–8 W 10–8 Th 10–8 F 10–6 Sa 10–5

Please join us for the grand opening ceremony on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 10 am.

New Utrecht Library has operated in its current location since 1956, but its history dates to 1894 and the opening of the Free Library of the Town of New Utrecht. The branch joined the BPL system in 1901.

Whether measured by circulation, program attendance or door counts, New Utrecht is one of Brooklyn’s busiest branches. Patrons of all ages flock to New Utrecht for its diverse offering of programs, the most popular of which include Summer Meals, Kids Create, Chinese brush painting, Story Play, computer courses and ESOL classes. The library’s large auditorium and multiple meeting rooms can accommodate a wide range of special programs, many of which are geared toward older adults.

Branch Contact Person: Tambe-Tysha John
Program & Events:
Meeting Rooms:

Contact library for reservations and policy.

Wheelchair Accessible:
Fully accessible
Friends Group:

Currently in the process of forming a group

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

For more Friends information visit the Friends page.