Walt Whitman Library

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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
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Zipcars are available at this branch.

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
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.