Brooklyn Public Library (BPL)


Governed by a Board of Thirty-eight trustees, all serving in non-salaried positions. The Mayor and the Brooklyn Borough President each appoint eleven of the trustees. Twelve additional members are elected to serve on the Board. The Mayor, New York City Comptroller, Speaker of the City Council and Brooklyn Borough President are ex officio members. All trustees, except ex officio members serve three-year terms. Meetings are held five times per year, in the Trustees' Room, Central Library.



Central Library Hours:
Mon-Thurs: 9:00a.m.-8:00p.m.;
Sun: 1:00p.m.-5:00p.m.

Branches have individual time schedules, for local branch locations visit:


Central Library:   10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn NY, 11238    Map this

Contact Numbers

(718) 230-2100
Fax:  (718) 230-6798


Chair - Nina Collins
Vice Chair - Peter Aschkenasy
Vice Chair - Milovan Blair
Vice Chair - Michael Liburd
Vice Chair - Blake Foote
Vice Chair - Anthony Crowell
Treasurer - Miriam Katowitz
Secretary - Cassandra Metz


Linda E. Johnson , President & CEO.
(718) 230-2162
Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration - Karen Sheehan
(718) 230-2407
Chief Librarian - Nick Higgins
(718) 230-2745
Executive Vice President, External Affairs - David Woloch
(718) 230-2088