Brooklyn Public Library to Open an Additional 10 Branches for Grab-and-Go Service on August 10

Thursday, August 6, 2020

AUGUST 6, 2020—Brooklyn Public Library will open an additional 10 branches for limited, grab-and-go service beginning on Monday, August 10. The additional locations—Canarsie, Clarendon, Coney Island, Cortelyou, Fort Hamilton, Homecrest, Macon, Park Slope, Stone Avenue and Williamsburgh libraries—bring the total the number of open branches to 17. A complete list of all open branches is below.

With Queens Public Library and the New York Public Library systems also opening additional branches this month, patrons across the city now have the opportunity to return books and pick up materials placed on hold. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be enforced. Returned materials will be quarantined for 96 hours in accordance with guidelines from public health officials and Reopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM), a research partnership between OCLC (a global library cooperative), the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Battelle (a nonprofit science and research organization).

In addition, BPL maintains a thriving virtual library. Since early March, the Library has hosted nearly 2500 programs online for people of all ages including 10 story times a week and services for those seeking employment with a one-on-one resume service and job search workshops. In addition, BPL provides access to digital resources including, language classes and eBooks and audiobooks. Since March, the Library has issued over 13,000 eCards, a 420% increase from the same period in 2019.

Brooklyn Public Library also offers services by phone including a call-in reference desk, daily dial-a-story, and a telephone buddy program for older adults.

The latest news, schedules and virtual programs can be found here.

All Open Branches
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 1 to 7 p.m.

Bay Ridge Library
Bushwick Library
Canarsie Library
Central Library
Clarendon Library
Coney Island Library
Cortelyou Library
Flatbush Library
Fort Hamilton Library
Homecrest Library
Kings Highway Library
Macon Library
New Lots Library 
Park Slope Library
Red Hook Library
Stone Avenue Library and 
Williamsburgh Library


About Brooklyn Public Library 
Brooklyn Public Library is one of the nation’s largest library systems and among New York City’s most democratic institutions. As a leader in developing modern 21st century libraries, we provide resources to support personal advancement, foster civic literacy, and strengthen the fabric of community among the more than 2.6 million individuals who call Brooklyn home. We provide nearly 65,000 free programs a year with writers, thinkers, artists, and educators—from around the corner and around the world. And we give patrons millions of opportunities to enjoy one of life’s greatest satisfactions: the joy of a good book.