Bedford Library

Bedford Library is closed for a major heating and cooling upgrade; it is expected to reopen in Summer 2024. Please see our location map for a list of branches for nearby locations to visit and place holds. 



Address & Contact

496 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238 Get Directions

Fully accessible


Managing Librarian
Adeeba Rana


Bedford Library has served patrons from its beautiful building on Franklin Avenue since 1905. Today, patrons visit Bedford Library for many reasons, including its adult learning center on the second floor, at which adults develop literacy skills to meet their personal, educational and employment goals. Popular programs include fitness, gaming and early literacy offerings.

Friends of Bedford Library

Friends of Bedford Library is a group of organized volunteers who help our neighborhood library through advocacy, fundraising and promotion. If you are interested in becoming a Friend of Bedford Library, ask a staff member for details or email for more information.

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