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Brooklyn Public Library--Main Branch

Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201
+1 718-780-7700
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Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201
+1 718-780-7700
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very interesting place, people don't read books anymore. You can spend hrs. Looking through the among of books and informAtion you can find. The area is beautiful to walk around. Parking is tHe to find unless you get there very early.. There...More

Thank doris638
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This building is magnificent, and worth a trip while visiting in Brooklyn, NY. It is located in a great spot- near the Brooklyn museum- which deserves a trip of its own- and across from Grand Army Plaza , which is a pretty good replica of...More

Thank nechanah
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This library has all your needs and more when it comes to a library, whether it's getting that rare book or applying for a passport. The staff is very informative and helpful. They even have a cafe for your snacking needs!

Thank lovejones982
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Now that my branch (Brooklyn Heights) has been trashed by DiBlasio's schemes, I have increased my usage of the Main Branch. The book choices are all that a library should offer, the exhibits in the lobby are interesting and it amazes me that world-class musicians...More

Thank Travl_chik
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a fascinating art deco building that has a weird history for architecture buffs. Otherwise, it has a collection of Walt Whitman's papers and for baseball fans a lot of BROOKLYN Dodgers memorabilia. And it's located in Grand Army Plaza abutting Prospect Park (more...More

1  Thank ParkSlopeTravelers
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Whether you're just walking by or wanting to read a book this library is impressive. It's right next to a beautiful park and easily accessible by IRT Train. Go visit, read a book, and relax.

1  Thank Mara S
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Clean spaces temperature controlled and plenty of what to read and do from the kid section to science’s fiction to classics to history to the computer room it’s a way to spend the day.

Thank Markthecaterer
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

This is a must go stop it your in Brooklyn. Like many things in New York it's a bit larger than life and that makes it all the more special. The exterior has gold paintings on it and there is a lovely outdoor area with...More

1  Thank Josh A
Reviewed 27 June 2017

One of our favorite outings in Brooklyn is to go to the Children's library inside of Brooklyn central library. Nice new feature is self checkout. Also get a snack at the cafe (or enjoy your own). And take the scenic route home through Prospect Park.

Thank melvinaharrison72
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I am an avid book lover and this library is just gorgeous! I found myself at home lost in the learning atmosphere of it all. They also do passports and identification cards plus SO much more! There is literally something for everyone here!

Thank awalkinpeace
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lorna p
26 July 2017|
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Response from awalkinpeace | Reviewed this property |
There are classes for adult education. I don't know the specifics of what that entails.
Harold U
27 June 2017|
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Response from sirenazulclaro | Reviewed this property |
Yes agree with other reviewers, the 2/3 downtown train to Grand Army Plaza from 34th Street and 7th Ave train station