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.

New Americans Corners

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

Citizenship Classes and Prep Groups

Register for Citizenship classes at the library. Classes meet three 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 on our online calendar or download the PDF.

Join us to:

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

Call 718.230.2042 to make an appointment.

  • Immigrant Justice Corps at Brooklyn Public Library offers free immigration legal help at four libraries. 
  • NYCitizenship at Brooklyn Public Library offers free citizenship legal help and financial counseling at four BPL libraries, plus libraries in other boroughs. 
  • CitizenshipWorks Naturalization Application Workshops are offered monthly on the third Friday of the month at the Central Library Info Commons in partnership with the New Americans Campaign. Fill out an N-400 naturalization application and meet with a lawyer.


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