Saratoga Library - Local History & Photos

All Brooklyn Public Library locations will be closed Thursday, November 26, 2015 for Thanksgiving Day.

Welcome to Saratoga Branch, August 2000 Exterior View, August 2000 View of the Garden, August 2000 Interior View, August 2000 Interior, Patron, August 2000 Interior, Librarian, August 2000 Technology Available to Public, August 2000 Partial Staff Photo, August 2000 Martin Luther King Collage, August 2000 Exterior View, March 3, 1908 Interior View, c.1910s Interior View, Patrons, May 1949 Interior, Children, 1959-60 Ground Breaking Ceremony, c.1990s
Branch History

Saratoga Library is a Classical Revival-style Carnegie branch with a distinctive Spanish tile roof and a storied history. Opened in 1908, Saratoga was renovated in 1958, 1974 and 1990; in 1997, the branch became New York City’s first library with a garden designed by the Horticulture Society of New York. The garden features a gazebo and two flower beds.

The branch’s most popular programs reflect its appeal to patrons of all ages: Summer Reading events fill the garden with beginning readers and elementary school children; Teen Tech Time teaches older students the technology skills that will be essential to their success in the workplace; and résumé and job search programs draw adults who are seeking employment or hoping to change careers.

Saratoga Library is one of nine Brooklyn libraries to host reserved spaces for Zipcar, allowing patrons easy access to the popular car-sharing service.

Did you know?

Neighborhood residents visit Saratoga Library to get connected. The number of sessions logged on the branch’s public computers increased nearly 10% from FY 2014 to FY 2015.