Ryder Library

Ryder Library is closed for infastructure and interior renovations and is expected to open in 2025.

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Address & Contact

5902 23rd Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11204 Get Directions

Fully accessible




Managing Librarian
Damla Bek


Ryder Library Renovation

Brooklyn Public Library is renovating Ryder Library to better serve and support you. The renovation will include work on the heating and cooling system, a new roof installation, and an upgrade of the interior of the library. 

About Ryder Library

Ryder Library opened in April of 1970 in a neighborhood of one and two family houses in Bensonhurst. Built by the City of New York, it was designed by Arthur Witthoefft and features two open courts with areas for plantings. Within, the library provides adult and children's seating areas running the length of the building. Ryder's combined circulation is one of the highest in the Brooklyn Public Library system. The primary users of the branch are children and parents of school-aged children, while the next-largest group is older adults. Ryder Library continues to be a vital resource in its neighborhood, serving the educational and cultural needs of its patrons.

Ryder Library Outside!

Tue, Aug 6 2:00pm
Friends Field

Bookmobile @ Friends Field

Fri, Aug 9 11:00am
Friends Field