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We’re making major improvements to Carroll Gardens Library! The branch closed for a comprehensive renovation on July 21, 2023. 

All holds from Carroll Gardens Library’s hold shelf will be available for pickup at Park Slope Library located at 431 6th Avenue.   




Address & Contact

396 Clinton St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Fully accessible
Managing Librarian
John Leighton

One of Brooklyn’s most beautiful Carnegie branches, Carroll Gardens Library has served its neighborhood for more than 100 years. Its spacious, 14,000-plus square-foot interior retains its original, dramatic barrel-vaulted ceiling and other historical features. The branch’s most popular programs include Toddler Time and wellness activities for older adults.

Carroll Gardens Library Renovation 

Carroll Gardens Library will close July 21 for a much needed renovation project managed by the City's Department of Design and Construction (DDC). The renovation will include a brand-new teen space on the mezzanine level, a new heating and cooling system, new architectural lighting throughout the main floor and upgrades to the fire alarm and safety systems to ensure everyone's well-being. The historic details on the main floor of this 100+ year old building will be highlighted through this renovation. DDC estimates this scope of work will take approximately 18-24 months to complete.

Interim Service During Construction

Carroll Gardens Library is developing plans to continue serving the community during this time. Our team will arrange a weekly neighborhood story time, bookmobile services every other week, and special-occasion programs for all ages. Our digital resources remain available to all patrons, too.

Friends of Carroll Gardens Library

Friends of Carroll Gardens 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 Carroll Gardens Library, ask a staff member for details or email [email protected] for more information.

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