Walt Whitman Library

Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun closed
Walt Whitman Library
93 Saint Edwards St. (between Myrtle and Park Avenues)
Brooklyn, NY 11205
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Library Information

The predecessor to Walt Whitman Library opened in a storefront on Nassau and Bridge streets in 1900. Eight years later, a beautiful new library, funded by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie and built in the Classical Revival style, opened on St. Edwards Street in Fort Greene. When it opened, the branch boasted a substantial collection on naval architecture and science to serve workers at the nearby Brooklyn Navy Yard. Today, Walt Whitman Library serves the residents of numerous public housing complexes, including the Raymond Ingersoll Houses and the Walt Whitman Houses.

Branch Contact Person: Janet Conton, Neighborhood Library Supervisor
Program & Events:
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Meeting Rooms:

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

Wheelchair Accessible:
Fully accessible
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.