Using the Library

Library cards are for everyone and are free. Use your card to borrow physical materials, eBooks and audiobooks, and access online learning resources. You can also use it to reserve a computer, print, and make copies. Your library card works at any neighborhood branch in Brooklyn.

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Explore the Collection

Browse the library's circulating collection of over three million books, movies, magazines, and more!

Launch the Catalog

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Go Digital

Get eBooks, digital magazines, audiobooks and more on your phone, tablet or computer, all free with your library card.

Get Started

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Research and Learn

Whether you are exploring family history or want to learn a new skill, BPL's free digital resources and databases can help.

Learn More

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Book Club Sets

Our book club collection titles are curated by librarians. Start a book group or join one of our regular book discussion programs.

Browse Sets


Get a Library Card

Brooklyn Public Library's card is free for anyone who lives, works, pays property taxes or goes to school in New York state.  Sign up today.


Welcome Guides

Download our quick guides to using the library.