Are Brooklyn libraries open?

Yes! Most open BPL branches are now offering expanded services. See branches offering expanded services here. You are welcome to browse, use computers and printing services, and get assistance at the service desk.

How many branches does Brooklyn Public Library have?

The Brooklyn Public Library consists of a Central Library, a Business & Career Library, and 58 neighborhood branches in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. Eighteen libraries are historic Carnegie libraries. The Brooklyn Public Library also has five adult learning centers.

When was Brooklyn Public Library built?

November 30, 1896
Brooklyn Public Library/Founded

Who owns the Brooklyn Public Library?

As president and CEO of Brooklyn Public Library, Linda E. Johnson leads one of the nation’s most historic and most innovative library systems. Founded in the late nineteenth century, BPL serves more than one million patrons in 59 locations; one-quarter of its branches are more than 100 years old.

Are NYC libraries open to sit in?

We are offering nearly full service, including general library use and seating, unlimited browsing, laptop and computer access, and more. In-person programs and classes have begun to resume at some locations and are expected to expand over the coming months. Find an open location near you.

Can I use my NYPL card in Brooklyn?

Brooklyn and Queens residents are still welcome to apply for a New York Public Library card. Additionally, as a courtesy to other New York City library users, Brooklyn Public Library and Queens Library cardholders may use their existing card, once it is linked to The New York Public Library.

Can I use my Brooklyn library card in Manhattan?

You can use your IDNYC card at any public library in New York City. It can be easily integrated with your account at the New York, Brooklyn, and Queens Public Library Systems, and it is the only card that is accepted across all three.

What is Brooklyn known for?

15 Top-Rated Attractions & Things to Do in Brooklyn, NY

  1. Brooklyn Bridge. The Brooklyn Bridge.
  2. Brooklyn Bridge Park. Brooklyn Bridge Park.
  3. Brooklyn Museum. Cherry trees blooming in front of the Brooklyn Museum.
  4. Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
  5. Prospect Park.
  6. Coney Island.
  7. MCU Park.
  8. Barclays Center.

Why does Brooklyn have its own library?

Why do Brooklyn and Queens have their own public library systems? A. Primarily because they were founded before 1898, when the five boroughs consolidated into Greater New York City. The city’s first successful library, the New York Society Library, used the subscription model.

Can anyone use the Rose Reading Room?

In Manhattan, the beloved Rose Main Reading Room on 42nd Street will open to those looking to study, use computers, or just have a space for thought, while people who just want to view the landmarked space will have to book a library-led tour.

Can anyone use NYC Public Library?

The New York Public Library requires all visitors, including children and teens, to comply with our General Policies and Rules. Library staff are available to assist and support children with their use of Library resources.

Can a non resident get a NYC library card?

Special Notes on Non-Resident (Visitor) Borrowers Non-residents may be issued a visitor’s library card on-site,with a three month expiration date. In order to qualify for a three month visitor account applicants must present photo id and proof of address (i.e. passport and utility bill) for their locality.

How tall is the entrance to the Brooklyn Public Library?

Perhaps the building’s most striking feature is its 50-foot-high entry portico, set into a concave façade that reflects the elliptical configuration of Grand Army Plaza.

Is the Brooklyn Public Library a federal depository?

View a slideshow of historical Central Library photographs. Brooklyn Public Library is a selective Federal Depository for government publications. It is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the Government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)

When does the Central Library in Brooklyn open?

Source: Brooklyn Collection. Beginning Saturday, July 17th, the 2nd and 3rd floor of Central Library will open. Until then, please place a hold for any item in the collection listed on the 2nd or 3rd floor. We are not able to do a shelf-check on site. Central Library first opened its doors to the public on February 1, 1941.

Can you pay for passport at Brooklyn Public Library?

You may combine payments to the Library in one money order if there is more than one application. Cash is not accepted. We are no longer a walk-in facility and you must receive an appointment confirmation or you will not be allowed entry to the passport office.