Brooklyn Public Library
Central Library

Address: 10 Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn NY 11238
World Wide Web: http://www.bklynlibrary.org/locations/central


Each year, approximately one million people walk through Central Library's majestic 50-foot high entryway, and countless others access its unique services online. Located at the intersection of Flatbush Avenue and Eastern Parkway on Grand Army Plaza, Central Library contains over one million cataloged books, magazines, and multimedia materials. In addition, its local history division, the Brooklyn Collection, holds millions of individual items including photographs, maps, manuscripts, Brooklyn Dodgers memorabilia and other ephemeral items. The landmarked facility boasts the S. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture, which hosts lectures, readings, musical performances and other events for people of all ages. The recently renovated plaza hosts concerts throughout the summer and is Brooklyn's favorite outdoor destination for free wireless internet access.



Mon, Fri, 9:00AM-6:00PM Tue, Wed, Thu, 9:00AM-9:00PM Sat, 10:00AM-6:00PM

Eligibility Requirements:

Adult cards are available for everyone 17 years and older. Young adults, 13 to 16 years, get a Young Adult library card. Children through age 12 get a Juvenile card. A parent or guardian must sign the child's card application. Children may borrow items from all areas of the library, unless their parent/guardian requests they borrow only from the children's area.

Admission Requirements/Documents:

If you live, work, pay taxes, or are a student in New York City, the library card is free. People who live outside New York State must pay a yearly $50 fee and must renew their cards every year.

Access for People with Disabilities:Yes

Services Offered:Libraries