Williamsburgh Library

All Brooklyn Public Library locations will be closed Monday, October 12, 2015 for Columbus Day.

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
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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.

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.

Spaceworks offers free public programming and affordable workspace for NYC artists. Thanks to BPL’s partnership with Spaceworks, Williamsburgh Library’s second floor has been renovated to host affordable studio and rehearsal space. With the opening of Spaceworks at Williamsburgh in 2015, Brooklyn Public Library has been able to expand our free programming to library patrons while supporting the arts community in Williamsburg and beyond.

Branch Contact Person: Catherine Skrzypek
Program & Events:
Meeting Rooms:

One meeting room.  Seats up to 75.  Screen, projector, and microphone can be provided with advance notice (depending on availability).  Contact library for reservations and policy.

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.