DeKalb Library

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Mon 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thu 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun closed
DeKalb Library
790 Bushwick Ave. at DeKalb Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11221

Library Information

The DeKalb branch opened in 1905. The 12,000 square foot Classical Revival library, is a two-story, three-bay brick and limestone building with high-ceilinged reading rooms.


Branch Contact Person: Alicia Pritchard
J Subway LineZ Subway Line
J Train to Kosciusko Street & Broadway
Z Train to Kosciusko Street & Broadway

B38 to Bushwick Avenue & DeKalb Avenue
B46 to DeKalb Avenue & Malcolm X Blvd
B47 to Broadway & Kosciusko Street

Get directions from Google or HopStop.
Wheelchair Accessible:
Fully accessible
Program & Events:
View All Events.
Technology Available:

Children's area - 6 computers
Adults' area - 6 computers
10 laptops

For more information about laptops for use in the library, visit our laptop loan page.

Internet & WiFi: Yes - WiFi info
Building Facts:

3 Floors
Constructed 1905
Renovated 1999

Multilingual Materials: Chinese, Spanish
Meeting Rooms:

Contact library for reservations and policy.

Copy Machines: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Friends Group:


If you would like to start a Friends Group here, please contact the branch staff or email

For more Friends information visit the Friends page.

Car Service:

New Ridgewood Car Service - 1538 Gates Ave., (718) 456-5050