New Lots Learning Center

Open today from 10 am - 5 pm.


Monday 10 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 1 pm - 8 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm
Thursday 1 pm - 8 pm
Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday 10 am - 2 pm

Address & Contact

665 New Lots Avenue at Barbey St.
Brooklyn, NY 11207 Get Directions

Fully accessible




Managing Librarian


Brooklyn Public Library Adult Learning Centers provide free innovative educational programs for adult learners and speakers of other languages.

Through books, technology and interactive classroom instruction taught by professional and friendly instructors and tutors, adults build the skills needed to meet their personal, educational and employment goals. Additional Brooklyn Public Library Learning Centers are located at the Bedford, Central, Eastern Parkway, and Flatbush libraries.

Groups and classes are for participants 17 years and older who are functioning below the high school level. Emphasis is on reading, writing, and HSE preparation. All programs and classes are available mornings, afternoons, evenings and Saturdays.

What we do
  • Basic Literacy
  • Adult Basic Education (ABE)
  • Assist with obtaining your high school equivalency diploma (HSE)
  • Citizenship Prep
  • Basic Computer Literacy
  • Educational workshops

Download the Adult Learning Program [PDF] brochure for more information.


Young Adult Literacy Program at New Lots Library

Our Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP) is a full-time work readiness program designed to meet the specific needs of young adults ages 17 to 24. Courses take place right here in the New Lots Learning Center. Find out more about YALP here.