Sheepshead Bay Library

Mon closed
Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun closed
Sheepshead Bay Library
2636 E.14th St. at Ave. Z
Brooklyn, NY 11235

Library Information

Sheepshead Bay Branch opened in 1903 after residents raised $200 as a contribution for maintenance. Located in a community named for a large saltwater fish found along the Atlantic coast, the library moved in 1925 to a Jerome Avenue and in 1952 to a new building on East 14th Street. The current building size is 7600 square-foot branch, at the same site, opened in 1963.

The Sheepshead Bay library was awarded by Charles H. Revson Foundation for outstanding service to the community in 2013.

The branch offers free exciting educational and recreational opportunities for personal growth:

  ESOL - Citizenship test preparation class

  Internet & Computer sessions for seniors

  Joy of Yiddish Club - Yiddish songs, poetry and Culture. 

  Russian Literature Club

  Nutrition and Emotional Wellness Club

  Chess Workshops for All Ages 

  Preschool Storytime for children

  Arts and Crafts for children

  Children, Teenagers and Adults are welcome to participate in the library's Annual Talent Shows. Our goal is to help promote special talents for all ages. Feel free to share your special talent and become a celebrity in our community! Register Now for the Annual Talent Show 2014! The show will take place on Saturday, June 13th.

Branch Contact Person: Svetlana Negrimovskaya
B Subway LineQ Subway Line

Q Train (local) to Sheepshead Bay at East 16th Street
B Train (express) to Sheepshead Bay at East 16th Street  


B4 to East 14th Street & Sheepshead Bay Road
B36 to East 14th Street & Sheepshead Bay Road
B49 to East 14th Street & Sheepshead Bay Road
B68 to Coney Island Avenue & Avenue Z  


Coney Island Ave. exit of the Belt Parkway, at the first stop sign turn left, turn right at E14th St. 


Get directions from Google or HopStop.
Wheelchair Accessible:
Partially accessible

Collection on Mezzanine and public bathrooms access is via stairs.

Program & Events:
View all events at Sheepshead Bay Library
Technology Available:

Children's room - 3
Adults' room - 3

Internet & WiFi: Yes - WiFi info
Building Facts:

3 Floors
Constructed 1963

Multilingual Materials: Arabic, Chinese, English, Hebrew, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Urdu
Meeting Rooms:

Contact library for reservations and policy.

Copy Machines: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Bicycle Rack: Yes
Friends Group:


If you would like to become a member of our  Friends Group here, please contact the branch staff or email

For more Friends information visit the Friends page.

Car Service:

Best Ride Car Service - 1009 Ave. Z, (718) 332-3838

Sea Side Car Service - 3173 Coney Island Avenue, (718) 332-7500     

Empire Car Service - 1417 Gravesend Neck Rd, (718) 376-5050