Williamsburgh Library

All Brooklyn Public Library locations will be closed for Labor Day weekend from Saturday, August 30 through Monday, September 1.

Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat closed
Sun closed
Williamsburgh Library
240 Division Ave. at Marcy Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718.302.3485

Library Information


In 1903, the Williamsburgh Library became the first Carnegie library built in Brooklyn. The 26,000 square-foot Classical Revival building featured a central delivery desk, radially arranged stacks, wood wainscoting and fireplaces. The Library was renovated in 1955, and again in 2003-2004.

In 2006, the branch became a designated landmark of New York City.

Spaceworks Renovation Project


The Williamsburgh Library is a satellite location of 826 NYC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their writing skills. Please visit for after school tutoring Monday through Thursdays while school is in session.

Tutoring resumes at 3:00 p.m on Wednesday, September 10th.

Branch Contact Person: Catherine Skrzypek
Directions:
Subway
G Subway LineJ Subway LineM Subway LineZ Subway Line

J, M, Z to Marcy Avenue Station, two blocks South on Marcy to library (map).

G to Broadway, four blocks West to Division, four blocks Southwest to library (map). 

Bus

B24, Q54 to Marcy Ave, 1 block to library (map).
B62 to Havemeyer and Division St, 1 block to library (map).

These lines stop at Williamsburg Bridge Plaza: B24, B32B39, B44 Select Bus ServiceB46B60, B62Q54, Q59.  From there, walk one block South on Broadway, two blocks West on Marcy (map).

Car

Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE), exit at Exit 32B (Metropolitan Avenue Exit), remain on roadway (Meeker Ave)to dead end (Metropolitan Ave). Right turn and quick left turn onto Marcy Ave.Take Marcy Ave to Division Ave (about 5 blocks).

Exit from Downtown Brooklyn-Flushing Ave: Proceed straight ahead to second light (Kent Ave).Wide left turn and quick right turn onto Williamsburg East. Proceed straight to Marcy Ave.  

Get directions from Google or HopStop.
Wheelchair Accessible:
Fully accessible
Program & Events:
View all events at Williamsburgh Library
Technology Available:
  • 14 Adult and Young Adult Computers
  • 8 Juvenile Computers
  • 2 15-Minute Express Computers
  • 2 Catalog OPACS
No Fax machine. Faxing available locally at:
  • Echo Drugs and Pharmacy, 260 Broadway. (718)782-3030
  • Office 11206, 442 E. Lorimer St. (718)599-5700
  • Teller Printing, 317 Division Ave. (718)486-3662
Internet & WiFi: Yes - WiFi info
Building Facts:

3 Floors plus mezzanine
Constructed 1903
Renovated 1955
Renovated 2004

Multilingual Materials: Chinese, Hebrew, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Yiddish
Meeting Rooms:

Two meeting rooms.
Contact library for reservations and policy.

Copy Machines: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Friends Group:

None.

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.

Car Service:
New Brooklyn Car Service
390 Broadway
(718) 388-2828
 
Jerusalem Express Car Services
347 Roebling St.
(718) 387-4900
 
Metroline Car Service
390 Metropolitan Ave.
(718) 388-1111
 
Brooklyn Car Service
232 Metropolitan Ave.
(718) 384-7070
 
Northside Luxury
207 Bedford Ave.
(718) 387-2222