One public restroom is wheelchair-accessible. Main entrance to building is wheelchair-accessible.
Return library materials
Return your BPL library materials during open hours.
Return your BPL materials in our exterior book drop when the branch is closed.
To see available spaces, review BPL’s meeting room policy, and request a reservation, visit our room reservation website.
Wi-Fi signal that can reach up to 300 feet outside the library, available 24/7; learn more about Bklyn Reach.
Offering outdoor seating, browsing, programs and more—weather permitting. Learn more about BPL Outdoors.
In 1909, southeast Brooklyn's Canarsie Library first opened as a deposit station with a small collection of books. Since joining the Brooklyn Public Library system in 1932, the branch has twice moved to larger spaces in response to high demand for its services. Today, though it resides on a fairly quiet stretch of Rockaway Parkway, Canarsie Library is anything but sleepy. Expanded hours at the library—made possible in the fall of 2014 by increased investment from the mayor and city council—have led to a boost in attendance. Canarsie Library's popular programs include quarterly ESOL classes and the Immigration Consultation and Legal Services sessions provided by Immigrant Justice Corps.
Canarsie Library Events
You're Invited! Fun Day @ Imagination Playground at Betsy Head11:00 am, Imagination Playground at Betsy Head
- NYC Picture Books
- Brooklyn History & Memoirs
Brooklyn by name : how the neighborhoods, streets, parks, bridges, and more got their namesLeonard Benardo
The Three Graces of Raymond Street : murder, madness, sex, and politics in 1870s BrooklynRobert E (Robert Emmet) Murphy