Washington Irving Library

Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat closed
Sun closed
Washington Irving Library
360 Irving Ave. (at Woodbine St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Library Information

The two-story, Tudor Revival Washington Irving branch opened in 1923 -- the 21st and last Carnegie library built in Brooklyn. Library specialist Edward L. Tilton designed it with a unique gabled roof. Known as "Irving Branch" until 1944, the library was renovated in 1960 and 1986, when the collection was arranged in a "merchandising" format to encourage people to browse.

Branch Contact Person: Boniface N.Wewe
J Subway LineL Subway LineM Subway Line

M train to Wyckoff
L train to Myrtle(walk down Palmetto to Irving Ave, left 1 block to Woodbine)  


B13 to Wyckoff & Myrtle
B18 to Gates & Wyckoff
B26 to Wyckoff & Madison
B52 to Gates & Irving Aves
B54 to Gates & Palmetto
Q55 to Palmetto & Myrtle
Q58 to Wyckoff & Myrtle  


Myrtle to Irving Ave & Woodbine
Gates to Irving Ave
Wyckoff to Gates, left to Irving two blocks  

Get directions from Google or HopStop.
Wheelchair Accessible:
Fully accessible

Lift is located inside the main entrance.

Program & Events:
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Technology Available:

8 public computers with Internet access, Windows XP, Microsoft Word,Powerpoint,Excel.
15 laptops

For more information about laptops for use in the library, visit our laptop loan page.

Internet & WiFi: Yes - WiFi info
Building Facts:

Wheelchair accessible

Multilingual Materials: Spanish
Meeting Rooms:

Meeting room capacity: 50

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.