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Clarendon Library is temporarily closed for an HVAC replacement and garden renovation. Patrons are not able to place holds at this branch.  Please see our location map for a list of branches that are currently open. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. You can also visit these branches for all your BPL needs: 

Cortelyou Library/ 1305 Cortelyou Rd/ Brooklyn, NY 11226/ 718.693.7763

Flatbush Library/ 22 Linden Blvd/ Brooklyn NY 11226/ 718.856.0813

Flatlands Library/ 2065 Flatbush Avenue/ Brooklyn NY 11234

Rugby Library/ 1000 Utica Avenue/ Brooklyn NY 11203/ 718.556.0053






Address & Contact

2035 Nostrand Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Fully accessible
B6 B11 B41 B44 Q35
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Managing Librarian
Sara Demian

The award-winning Clarendon Library came from humble beginnings, first opening in 1913 as an unstaffed deposit station in Markland's Drug Store on Clarendon Road. By 1954, it was a full-service BPL branch operating at its current location on Nostrand Avenue. The branch won an Art Commission Award for Excellence after its 1990 renovation, and it's easy to see why—Clarendon boasts a sky-lit reading room, distinctive window guards and gates, plus an outdoor recreational courtyard.

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