Preparing for the U.S. Citizenship interview and test? BPL offers a range of services, resources and programming for those preparing to become United States citizens.

Citizenship Classes and Prep Groups

To register for Citizenship classes at the library, call 718.230.2007 or email Classes meet two hours per week and are taught by experienced instructors. You can also join a drop-in weekly Citizenship Prep Group led by a volunteer Citizenship Exam Coach. View the Citizenship Prep Group Schedule and register on our online calendar here

Join us to:

  • Improve your English
  • Prepare for the interview
  • Review topics on the civics test


New Americans Corners

Every BPL branch offers a New Americans Corner, providing citizenship and immigration information, study materials and more.


Legal Services
  • Immigrant Justice Corps at Brooklyn Public Library offers free immigration legal help.
  • ActionNYC provides all New Yorkers with free, safe immigration legal help over the phone.  Sevices provided are in your language.  Your immigration status does not matter.  To make an appointment, call the City-funded, free and safe Immigration Legal Hotline at 800-354-0365, or call 311 and say "ActionNYC," between 9AM to 6PM, Monday to Friday.

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Resources from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services