Sunset Park Library

Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun closed
Sunset Park Library
5108 4th Ave. at 51st St.
Brooklyn, NY 11220
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Library Information

Originally called South Branch, the original Sunset Park Library opened to the public on December 9, 1905, on the same site it occupies today. The original two-story, Classical Revival-style building, designed by architects Lord & Hewlett and funded by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, was demolished in 1970 and rebuilt in 1972.

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) and the Fifth Avenue Committee (FAC), a nonprofit with extensive affordable housing and community development experience, are partnering to redevelop Sunset Park Library. They are proposing to build a new, nearly 21,000-square-foot branch topped by 49 units of affordable housing—including 9 units reserved for victims of domestic violence.

Read our fact sheet on the proposed branch expansion. (English, Chinese, Spanish)

Branch Contact Person: Roxana Benavides
Program & Events:
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Meeting Rooms:

Contact library for reservations and policy.

Wheelchair Accessible:
Partially accessible
Friends Group:

Friends of Sunset Park - Liz O'Hara, President

If you would like to join this group, please contact the branch staff or email

For more Friends information visit the Friends page.