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UPDATE: Citizenship Classes, Prep Groups, and legal services are not meeting in person until further notice. However, we are offering Citizenship Classes online.

Please call 718-230-2007 or email [email protected] for more information.


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 718.230.2007 for more information.

  • Immigrant Justice Corps at Brooklyn Public Library offers free immigration legal help at two libraries. 
  • NYCitizenship is no longer providing legal consultations, application assistance, or financial counseling to new clients at this time. If you already have a case with an NYCitizenship legal team, contact your legal representative directly, call 212-613-5000, or email [email protected], as NYCitizenship will continue working on your case.  Citizenship help is still available! All New Yorkers regardless of immigration status may access free, safe immigration legal help over the phone and in their language. To make an appointment, call the ActionNYC Hotline at 1-800-354-0365, Monday through Friday, from 9AM to 6PM. 

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  • 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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