Red Hook Library

Red Hook Library is closed for a comprehensive interior and exterior renovation that will expand and protect this important public space. Patrons can visit the Red Hook Interim Library for library service in your neighborhood. 



Address & Contact

7 Wolcott St
Brooklyn, NY 11231 Get Directions

Fully accessible




Managing Librarian
Joyce Kowpak


Rendering of the new Red Hook Library

The original Red Hook Library, opened on April 22, 1915, was the only of Brooklyn’s Carnegie libraries to be built in the Mediterranean Revival style. This architectural gem was forced to close in August 1946 after suffering extensive damage from a fire, and was demolished soon after. The branch operated out of several different locations in the subsequent decades before finding a permanent home at 7 Wolcott Street. In March 2023, the library will close for a renovation project that will expand both the interior and exterior public spaces while adding important flood protections to this beloved community space. 

Library Programs in Red Hook During Construction

Red Hook Library staff are offering weekly programs for kids and special events for adults during the Library's renovation. Every Tuesday, BPL's mobile library also visits Coffey Park to provide library services. View the full list of upcoming programs in the Red Hook neighborhood. 

Generous support for programming and interim Library services in Red Hook provided by Amazon.

Friends of Red Hook Library

Friends of Red Hook 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 Red Hook Library, ask a staff member for details or email for more information.