Williamsburgh Library

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

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.

826NYC offers after school tutoring in the Williamsburgh Library, Monday through Thursday while school is in session.  Advance registration is required.  Information on how to register your child is found here.

Branch Contact Person: Catherine Skrzypek
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). 


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).


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:


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