NOTICE: While the Sunset Park Library prepares to move to its interim location, patrons may not request materials on hold at this branch. The closest alternate locations for holds are Borough Park, Fort Hamilton and McKinley Park.
Originally called South Branch, the original Sunset Park Library opened to the public on December 9, 1905, on the same site it occupies today. The original two-story, Classical Revival-style building, designed by architects Lord & Hewlett and funded by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, was demolished in 1970 and rebuilt in 1972.
Brooklyn Public Library and the Fifth Avenue Committee (FAC), a nonprofit with extensive affordable housing and community development experience, are partnering to redevelop Sunset Park Library. We plan to build a new, nearly 21,000-square-foot branch topped by 49 units of affordable housing—including 9 units reserved for victims of domestic violence.
Friends of Sunset Park Library
Friends of Sunset Park 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 Sunset Park Library, ask a staff member for details or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.