Rugby Library

Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 1:00 pm - 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 closed
Sun closed
Rugby Library
1000 Utica Ave. (Near Tilden Ave.)
Brooklyn, NY 11203

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
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2 Train to Church Avenue / transfer to B35 to Church Avenue & Utica Avenue
3 Train to Utica Avenue / transfer to B46 to Utica Avenue & Tilden Avenue
4 Train to Utica Avenue / transfer to B46 to Utica Avenue & Tilden Avenue  


B35 to Church & Utica Avenue
B46 to Tilden & Utica Avenue  


From Central Library, proceed south on Flatbush Ave. about
2 1/2 miles to Church Ave. Turn left onto Church Ave. and
proceed East for about 2 miles to Utica Ave. Turn right
onto Utica and Tilden Avenues. The branch is n the left just before the corner.  

Get directions from Google or HopStop.
Wheelchair Accessible:
Fully accessible
Program & Events:
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Technology Available:
Internet & WiFi: Yes - WiFi info
Building Facts:

1 Floor
Reading garden

Multilingual Materials: French
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.

Copy Machines: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Off Hours Book Drop: 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.