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 close at the end of the business day on Monday, June 13, 2016 and reopen in Fall 2016. The project will include new shelving, furniture and a new children's library area.

Starting on June 14, 2016, Bookmobile service will be available from 11 am to 4 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the renovation.


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.