Paerdegat 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 closed
Sun closed
Paerdegat Library
850 E. 59th St. at Paerdegat Ave. South
Brooklyn, NY 11234

Library Information

Residents opened the predecessor of Paerdegat Library in 1950 in the abandoned laundry of the Glenwood Project. Soon, supplied with a rotating collection of books from BPL Extension Department, the popularity of the library-in-a-laundry made it clear that the community needed Paerdegat Library:  Paerdegat outgrew its location in Glenwood Project.  In 1962, it moved to its present location which was leased and renovated for the Paerdegat community.



Branch Contact Person: Mirian Rivera-Shapiro
2 Subway Line5 Subway Line

2 Train to Flatbush Ave / transfer to B6 to Ralph Avenue & Glenwood Road
5 Train to Flatbush Ave / transfer to B6 to Ralph Avenue & Glenwood Road  


B6 to Ralph Avenue & Glenwood Road
B47 to Ralph Avenue & Glenwood Road
B82 to Flatlands Avenue & Ralph Avenue  


Flatbush Ave., East on Glenwood Rd., left on Paerdegat Ave. South, left on E. 59th St. 

Get directions from Google or HopStop.
Wheelchair Accessible:
Fully accessible
Program & Events:
View all events at Paerdegat Library
Technology Available:

Adult room - 6 computers
Children's room - 6 computers

Internet & WiFi: Yes - WiFi info
Building Facts:

1 Floor
Constructed 1963
Renovated 1986
Renovated 2003

Multilingual Materials: French, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Urdu, Yoruba
Meeting Rooms:

Contact library for reservations and policy.

Copy Machines: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Bicycle Rack: Yes
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.

Car Service:

Ave. J Car Service-5502 Flatlands Ave., (718) 251-3200