Rugby Library

Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed 1:00 pm - 8:00 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

Located two blocks from the childhood home of Jackie Robinson and within walking distance of the world’s first solar-powered home, Rugby Library is a beloved civic institution in East Flatbush. When Rugby opened in 1957, its interior was perhaps the most colorful of any library in New York, with modern furniture in bright reds, yellows and blues. The branch still catches the eye of visitors, including those who attend Story Time and Ready Math, two of its most popular programs.

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.