Cortelyou Library

Open today from 10 am - 5 pm.

Hours

Monday 10 am - 6 pm
Tuesday 1 pm - 8 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 6 pm
Thursday 10 am - 8 pm
Friday 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday CLOSED

Address & Contact

1305 Cortelyou Rd. at Argyle Rd.
Brooklyn, NY 11226 Get Directions

Fully accessible

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718.693.7763

Managing Librarian

Amenities


Planning for Cortelyou Library began in 1969, but it was not until 1983, after years of patience and hard work by Flatbush residents, that construction was completed and the branch opened. In 2021, the Friends of Cortelyou Library raised over $40,000 to enhance the branch with a revised layout, new reading tables and chairs, new furniture in the children’s area and a teen area. This work happened alongside a New York State-funded project to replace the main room’s shelves, lighting and flooring. 

Cortelyou has a distinctive, welcoming entry, as well as a mural of bright blue triangles that wrap around the building. Cortelyou Library celebrates its community's creativity and professionalism by showcasing Pakistani music, Bengali fiction, Russian poetry and West Indian novels.

Friends of Cortelyou Library

Friends of Cortelyou 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 Cortelyou Library, ask a staff member for details or email friends@bklynlibrary.org for more information.

 

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Ask-A-Tech

Tue, May 28 2:00pm
Cortelyou, Meeting Room

Resume Help
Resume & Career Help

Tue, May 28 5:30pm
Cortelyou Library

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We Speak NYC English Class

Wed, May 29 11:00am
Cortelyou, Meeting Room

The Librarianist by Patyick deWitt
Cortelyou In Person Adult Book…

Wed, May 29 1:00pm
Cortelyou, Meeting Room

Crochet & Knitting

Wed, May 29 2:00pm
Cortelyou, Meeting Room

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Toddler Time

Thu, May 30 10:30am
Cortelyou, Meeting Room

Teen Tech Time

Thu, May 30 3:30pm
Cortelyou, Meeting Room

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Story Play at Cortelyou Library

Fri, May 31 11:00am
Cortelyou Library

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Game On

Fri, May 31 4:00pm
Cortelyou, Meeting Room

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We Speak NYC English Class

Wed, Jun 5 11:00am
Cortelyou, Meeting Room

Teen Tech Time

Thu, Jun 6 3:30pm
Cortelyou, Meeting Room

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Story Play at Cortelyou Library

Fri, Jun 7 11:00am
Cortelyou Library

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Eeme & Shan Summer Reading Kick-Off…

Fri, Jun 7 11:00am
Cortelyou Library

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Game On

Fri, Jun 7 4:00pm
Cortelyou, Meeting Room

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We Speak NYC English Class

Wed, Jun 12 11:00am
Cortelyou, Meeting Room

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Story Play at Cortelyou Library

Fri, Jun 14 11:00am
Cortelyou Library

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Game On

Fri, Jun 14 4:00pm
Cortelyou, Meeting Room

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We Speak NYC English Class

Wed, Jun 19 11:00am
Cortelyou, Meeting Room

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Story Play at Cortelyou Library

Fri, Jun 21 11:00am
Cortelyou Library

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Game On

Fri, Jun 21 4:00pm
Cortelyou, Meeting Room

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