Red Hook Library

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Mon 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wed 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri closed
Sat closed
Sun closed
Red Hook Library
7 Wolcott St. at Dwight St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Library Information

An architectural gem, the original Red Hook Branch was the only Brooklyn Carnegie library to be built in Mediterranean Revival style. A fire in 1945 closed the library on Visitation Place, and the city decided to demolish rather than restore it. The branch used rented quarters until 1975 when the current 7,500 square-foot one-story brick library was built on Wolcott Street.

Join Us for

Homework Help
Tuesday's & Wednesday's 3:30pm

Toddler Time                                                                 Wednesday's 11:00am                                                         
Learn Chess with Eric Fleischman                              Wednesday's 3:30pm

Resume Workshop
Thursday's 11:00am

Find & Seek
Friday's 10:30am-12:00pm

Branch Contact Person: Sandra K. Sutton
F Subway LineG Subway Line

F or G train to 9th St. & 4th Avenue station, transfer to B61 bus (heading towards downtown brooklyn) to Dwight St.


B61 to Van Brunt at Wolcott, two blocks East to library 


Prospect expwy
1.Take Hamilton Ave. exit 1
2.Turn left onto Hamilton Ave.
3.Turn left onto Smith St.
4.Turn right onto Lorraine St.
Lorraine St. becomes Wolcott St.

East Brooklyn-Queens expwy
1.Take Hamilton Ave. East exit 26
Stay straight to Hamilton Ave.
2.Turn left onto Woodhull St.
3.Turn Left onto Hamilton Ave.
4.Turn right onto Columbia St.
5.Turn right onto Dwight St.
6.Turn right onto Wolcott St.  

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

Children's area - 4 computers
Adults' area - 4 computers
Adults' reference - 2 computers

Google Neus 7 Tablets - 50 tablets

Internet & WiFi: Yes - WiFi info
Building Facts:

1 Floor
Constructed 1975
Renovated 1999

Multilingual Materials: Spanish
Meeting Rooms:

Contact library for reservations and policy.

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

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

For more Friends information visit the Friends page.

Car Service:

Columbia Car Service
429 Columbia St
(718) 834-6868