Walt Whitman Library

Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat closed
Sun closed
Walt Whitman Library
93 Saint Edwards St. (between Myrtle and Park Avenues)
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Library Information

First opened in a storefront on Nassau and Bridge streets in 1900, the predecessor to Walt Whitman branch, formerly called "City Park Branch", moved into the ground floor of a tenement house. In 1908, the present-day Classical Revival Carnegie library opened. The branch had a significant collection on naval architecture and science for workers at the nearby Brooklyn Navy Yard. Renamed Walt Whitman Branch in 1943 on the 125th anniversary of the Brooklyn poet's birth, the library underwent a major renovation in 1958 and upgrades in 1998.

Branch Contact Person: Janet Conton, Neighborhood Library Supervisor
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A, F or R Train to Jay Street/Borough Hall  transfer to B54 bus to Saint Edwards Street & Myrtle Avenue.

B or Q or R Train to DeKalb Avenue (from Manhattan ride in last car/from Brooklyn ride in first car).  Walk straight ahead along Flatbush Extension towards Myrtle Avenue.  Turn Right onto Myrtle Avenue.  Walk 3 blocks then Left onto Saint Edwards Street the library is across the street from a church.


Walk straight ahead along Flatbush Extension to the corner and make a right on Willoughby Avenue, walk 2 long blocks, left onto Saint Edwards Street. Walk 1 block and cross Myrtle Avenue.  The library is on the right side of the street in the middle of the block next to PS 67.



B54 bus to Saint Edwards Street & Myrtle Avenue 


Flatbush Ave Extension, East on Myrtle Ave., left on Saint Edwards St.

Get directions from Google or HopStop.
Wheelchair Accessible:
Fully accessible
Program & Events:
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Technology Available:

Adult's room - 4 computers
Children's room - 4 computers

Internet & WiFi: Yes - WiFi info
Building Facts:

1 floor
Constructed 1963
Renovated 1995

Multilingual Materials: Spanish
Meeting Rooms:

Yes. Call and ask for the Neighborhood Library Supervisor for reservation information.

Copy Machines: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Friends Group:


If you would like to start a Friends Group here, please contact the branch staff or email friends@brooklynpubliclibrary.org

For more Friends information visit the Friends page.