Brooklyn Heights Library

Some Brooklyn Public Library locations will be closed on Friday, April 18 for Good Friday. See the list of open library locations.


All Brooklyn Public Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20 for Easter Sunday.

Mon 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wed 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thu 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun closed
Brooklyn Heights Library
280 Cadman Plaza West at Tillary St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Library Information

Brooklyn Public Library is committed to providing a high level of service to the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood. For more information about our plans for the Brooklyn Heights Library, please see: Building a Better Brooklyn Heights Library


In 1857, the Mercantile Library Association of the City of Brooklyn established a library in this neighborhood, succeeded by the Brooklyn Public Library. In 1991 the Cadman Plaza West building underwent extensive renovations, which added a new auditorium and other space.

Saturday April 12 @ 2:00 pm

Theater 20/20 continues it's "Hearthside Reading Series " with George Bernard Shaw's comedy

                             "Overruled "

Join us in our first floor auditorium, all ages are welcome.




Friends of Brooklyn Heights Library Program of the
Wednesday April 23, 2014 @ 6:15 pm.
For National Poetry Month Brooklyn Heights resident Daniela Gioseffi. Ms. Gioseffi has won the American Book Award along with the PEN Fiction Award and writes ECO-Poetry.There will be a reading of poetry and following the reading Ms. Gioseffi will be available to autograph her books.
In our first floor auditorium. All ages are welcome.
  All Children's programming will be on Spring Break from April 21st until May 1 ,2014, with the exception of our Chess Club.

First Five Years Story Time:   Each story session may be full.  This program includes sessions below:

Babies and Books: Tuesdays, 1:30 and 2:00  p.m. 

Disco Time with Yoni , Tues. April 8 @ 10:45 a.m. Ages 0-4. 

 Toddler Storytime: Wednesdays at 10:45 and 11:15 a.m. 

Every Thursday @ 2:30 p.m. Pre-K Stories. Ages 3-5.

Every Thursday @ 4:00 p.m. Create & Explore. Ages 4+.

Friday April 11 @ 3:30 p.m. Family Film Friday . All ages.

Family Story & Play Sat. April 5 @ 11 a.m.

Free tickets required BEFORE each storytime session available at 2nd floor Youth Services Information Desk.


Game On / Chess: Wednesdays at 3:30 until 4:45 p.m..** Ages 4+.

**Please speak with the Chessmaster regarding registration.


The Friends of Brooklyn Heights Book Sale is now ongoing , Friday at  12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Please bring gently used books and other materials for future sale during these hours only. Thank You.

Branch Contact Person: Uldis A. Skrodelis
2 Subway Line3 Subway Line4 Subway Line5 Subway LineA Subway LineC Subway LineF Subway LineR Subway Line
2 Train to Borough Hall at Court Street & Montague Street
3 Train to Borough Hall at Court Street & Montague Street
4 Train to Borough Hall/Court Street at Joralemon Street
5 Train to Borough Hall/Court Street
A Train to Jay St/Borough Hall - Fulton Mall
C Train to Jay St/Borough Hall - Fulton Mall
F Train to Jay St/Borough Hall - Fulton Mall
R Train to Court Street

B25 to Montague & Court Street
B26 to Montague & Court Street
B38 to Montague & Court Street
B41 to Montague & Court Street
B51 City Hall to Court Street & Cadman Plaza
B52 to Montague & Court Street

B57 to Livingston Street
B65 to Jay Street
B67 to Jay Street


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Wheelchair Accessible:
Fully accessible
Program & Events:
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Technology Available:

Adult room - 6 computers
Juvenile room - 6 computers
Free WiFi available building-wide

Internet & WiFi: Yes - WiFi info
Building Facts:

2 Floors
Constructed 1962
Renovated 1991

Multilingual Materials: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish
Meeting Rooms:

Yes, one auditorium , one smaller meeting space.
Contact library for reservations and policy.

Copy Machines: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Bicycle Rack: Yes
Off Hours Book Drop: Yes
Friends Group:

Friends of Brooklyn Heights - Deborah Hallen, President

If you would like to join this group, please contact the branch staff or email

For more Friends information visit the Friends page.

You can like Brooklyn Heights Library Friends on Facebook too!