The 26,000 square feet Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library will open in summer 2021 at Cadman Plaza West. The new library will have more public space than any other branch in Brooklyn and an open design with flexible spaces for books, programs and technology.

Highlights of the new building below:

  • A new Multipurpose Room, with seating capacity for up to 225 in audience style.
  • A children’s area designed for programs and collections from birth through elementary school.
  • A dedicated teen library space
  • Conference and meeting rooms that can be reserved online with a library card, and collaborative co-working seating throughout the library.
  • A reading circle in the Main Hall with plenty of power outlets and comfortable seating options, for programs or a great spot for casual working.

In the meantime, BPL will begin to provide ‘Lobby Service’ for book pickups and returns in Brooklyn Heights at the Center for Brooklyn History at 128 Pierrepont Street in December (no exact opening date yet). The interim library at Our Lady of Lebanon Church (109 Remsen Street) will not reopen.

The new Adams Street library in DUMBO is also expected to open in summer 2021. The 6,500 square feet ground floor space with windows overlooking Brooklyn Bridge Park will feature an elevated kids area with “stroller parking garage”, Teen’s area, adult reading area, lounge area, meeting room, multi purpose room and 4 bathrooms and a cool art-filled tunnel-like area through which you will be able to access the children’s space.

The DUMBO interim library at 1 John Street is already open for lobby service, you can take a grab-and-go craft kit, and, as weather permits, browse a limited selection of books outside. The Annex is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m to pick up and drop-off of books.