Jamaica Bay Library

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Mon closed
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
Jamaica Bay Library
9727 Seaview Ave. at E. 98th St. near Rockaway Pkwy.
Brooklyn, NY 11236

Library Information

In 1973, the Jamaica Bay Branch was built on a site chosen after a public hearing. Its design, by Architects Leibowitz/Badouva and Associates, won the New York Society of Architects bronze plaque for "an accomplished solution to a difficult and highly constrained construction."

In July of 2001, the branch was closed for several renovations, which included the installation of a skylight, the elimination of the sunken pit, and the addition of a wheelchair lift. The branch reopened to the public on July 1, 2002 and the Official Grand Opening was held on August 14, 2002.



Branch Contact Person: Mel Henkle
L Subway Line
L Train to Rockaway Parkway, transfer to B42 to Rockaway Parkway & Seaview Avenue

B17 to Rockaway Parkway & Seaview Avenue
B42 to Rockaway Parkway & Seaview Avenue
B103 to Rockaway Parkway & Avenue M


Rockaway Parkway; Exit 13 off Belt Parkway.

Get directions from Google or HopStop.
Wheelchair Accessible:
Fully accessible

Elevator requires staff assistance.

Program & Events:
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Technology Available:

Adult room -6 computers (1 is a 15-minute express)
Children's room - 5 computers
OPAC - 2 computers

Internet & WiFi: Yes - WiFi info
Building Facts:

1 Floor
1 Mezzanine
Constructed 1973
Renovated 2001

Multilingual Materials: Chinese, French, Russian
Meeting Rooms:

Contact library for reservations and policy.

Copy Machines: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Bicycle Rack: Yes
Friends Group:


If you would like to start a Friends Group here, please contact the branch staff or email friends@brooklynpubliclibrary.org

For more Friends information visit the Friends page.

Car Service:

Three Guys Car Service
1845 Rockaway Parkway
(718) 257-1100