Brooklyn Heights Library

Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn

Main double-height reading section
Credit: Gregg Richards

How can I get tickets? Entry to this location is free, but requires tickets distributed via lottery. Enter the lottery anytime between 12:00pm on Thursday, October 13 and 12:00pm on Friday, October 14.

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Join BPL and Gensler for a tour of the recently completed Brooklyn Heights Library. At 26,000 square feet, Brooklyn Heights Library is now the borough’s second largest library. The library features double-height ceilings with floor-to-ceiling windows. Key features include a children's area complete with stroller parking, a teen library, a multipurpose auditorium, reading circle, and work spaces, all designed to meet the needs of diverse patrons.

Masks are strongly encouraged.

This experience is offered during OHNY Weekend as a part of Radical Knowledge: Libraries as Community Catalysts, a series examining how libraries serve as both vibrant learning institutions and centers for their communities, providing physical and virtual spaces to enrich civic life, expand economic opportunity, and improve the quality of place and quality of life for New Yorkers.

Radical Knowledge is produced in partnership with Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Public Library.