Rugby Library

Mon closed
Tue 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun closed
Rugby Library
1000 Utica Ave. (Near Tilden Ave.)
Brooklyn, NY 11203
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Library Information

Opened in 1946, Rugby began as a 7,000 volume sub-branch in a rented store on Linden Boulevard with a small staff aided by volunteers from the East Flatbush Council. In 1951, it moved to a larger storefront on Utica Avenue, and in 1957 Rugby Branch opened at the present location. The branch has been renovated several times, most recently in 1997 when the Rochelle Tenner Reading Garden, honoring the library advocate, was installed.

Branch Contact Person: Robert Nerboso
Program & Events:
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Meeting Rooms:

The meeting room is located to the left of the children's room in the rear of the branch. Seating capacity is 45 people. There is no stage or P.A system.

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.