For more information about laptops for use in the library, visit our laptop loan page.
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.
The Mill Basin Branch originally opened in 1940 in the Austin Pharmacy, a storefront deposit station located on Avenue T. Through the diligence and hard work of the Mill Basin Community, the library managed to move from cramped quarters to its own new building. In October of 1974, the branch finally settled into a new modern brick building on Ralph Avenue. Located in the Canarsie-Flatlands section of Brooklyn, Mill Basin's patrons are of Carribbean, Irish, Italian, Jewish, and Russian descent. The branch is close to two elementary schools, one intermediate school and six private or religious schools, and it hosts a large number of programs to serve the area's youth.
Friends of Mill Basin Library
Friends of Mill Basin 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 Mill Basin Library, ask a staff member for details or email [email protected] for more information.
Mill Basin Library Events
Mill Basin & Walt Whitman Virtual Book Discussion: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah11:00 am, Virtual
Mill Basin & Walt Whitman Virtual Book Discussion: Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Melinda Lo11:00 am, Virtual
- Brooklyn History & Memoirs
- Diverse Children's Books
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