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.
Wi-Fi signal that can reach up to 300 feet outside the library, available 24/7; learn more about Bklyn Reach.
Offering outdoor seating, browsing, programs and more—weather permitting. Learn more about BPL Outdoors.
- Cooling Center
Located two blocks from the childhood home of Jackie Robinson and within walking distance of the world’s first solar-powered home, Rugby Library is a beloved civic institution in East Flatbush. When Rugby opened in 1957, its interior was perhaps the most colorful of any library in New York, with modern furniture in bright reds, yellows and blues. The branch still catches the eye of visitors, including those who attend Story Time and Ready Math, two of its most popular programs.
Rugby Library Events
- Women's History Month
- Disability Awareness Month (YA Picks)
- Romance Novel Starter Pack
- Winter Vibes
Sylvia and Marsha start a revolution! : the story of the trans women of color who made LGBTQ historyJoy Michael Ellison
Her name was Mary Katharine : the only woman whose name is on the Declaration of IndependenceElla Schwartz
Opal Lee and what it means to be free : the true story of the grandmother of JuneteenthAlice Faye Duncan
Stolen science : thirteen untold stories of scientists and inventors almost written out of historyElla Schwartz
The girl who built an ocean : an artist, an argonaut, and the true story of the world's first aquariumJess Keating
Sisters in science : Marie Curie, Bronia Dluska, and the atomic power of sisterhoodLinda Elovitz Marshall
Bold words from Black women : inspiration and truths from 50 extraordinary Black women who helped shape our world
Rolling warrior : the incredible, sometimes awkward, true story of a rebel girl on wheels who helped spark a revolutionJudith E Heumann
Disability visibility : 17 first-person stories for today : adapted for young adultsDisability visibility
The complete autumn & winter cookbook : 550 recipes for warming dinners, holiday roasts, seasonal desserts, breads, food gifts, and more