Open the doors to discovery
Thank you for making the statement that everyone deserves the opportunity to discover their potential at BPL.

Support the Branches

Thank you to everyone who Supported the Branches. With your generosity, our collections grow and we can serve our borough better. If you havenít yet made a gift, please click here to do your part. Support the Branches

Bike the Branches

600 Brooklynites biked our network of 60 neighborhood branches on Saturday, May 17 and helped raise $50,000 for Brooklyn Public Library! View the event recap. Bike the Branches


You stood up; the City listened! Thanks to your advocacy, BPL will receive additional City funding this year for programs, services and renovations. Read on for details. STAND UP FOR THE BRANCHES

Meet Our Librarians

Learn how BPL is changing the lives of Brooklynites every day and defining the role of the modern library.

Citywide Advocacy

Learn about the work of Urban Librarians Unite (ULU), a professional group created to promote and support libraries, library staff, and librarianship in urban settings.

Libraries citywide need $65 million more in public funding to provide more hours, more programs, and more vital resources to New Yorkers. Support all three systems at

Photos © Philip Greenberg, Gregg Richards, Emily Andrews and Brooklyn Public Library