Sunset Park Library

Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun closed
Sunset Park Library
5108 4th Ave. at 51st St.
Brooklyn, NY 11220

Library Information

Originally called South branch this Classical Revival Carnegie library opened in 1905. Declared obsolete in 1970, the graceful brick and stone building was demolished. Sunset Park branch built on the same site opened in 1972. In a major renovation in 1998, a new glass-brick facade was installed.

Branch Contact Person: Roxana Benavides
N Subway LineR Subway Line

R to 53rd St., two blocks north to library

N to 59th St., eight blocks North to library  


B63 to 5th Ave. between 50th and 51st St, walk down 51st St to 4th Avenue.

B11 to 49th St. & 4th Ave., walk two blocks to 51st St.  


Fourth Avenue is a 6-lane thoroughfare, connecting Flatbush Avenue at the North end, and the Verranzano-Narrows Bridge at the South end. 

Get directions from Google or HopStop.
Wheelchair Accessible:
Partially accessible
Program & Events:
View all events at Sunset Park Library
Technology Available:

4 Children Computers
2 First Five Years Computers
9 Adult Computers
1 Express Computer

Internet & WiFi: Yes - WiFi info
Building Facts:

2 Floors
Constructed 1905
Demolished and re-constructed 1970-1972
Renovated 1998

Multilingual Materials: Chinese, Spanish
Meeting Rooms:

Contact library for reservations and policy.

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