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Rugby is currently closed for renovations. Thank you for your patience as we build up safe library services. We are on track to re-open in the spring of 2021. You can place and pick up holds nearby at the Clarendon and Flatbush branch. Please check our location map for a complete list of open branches and library services. 



Address & Contact

1000 Utica Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Fully accessible
B35 B46
2 3 4
Managing Librarian
Robert Nerboso

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.

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