West New Brighton Library

976 Castleton Avenue

The West New Brighton Branch was first established in 1913 as a "home station" at 1006 Castleton Avenue under the Extension Division of The New York Public Library. In 1918 it was moved to 85 State Street as a "sub-branch". The present building, located at 976 Castleton Avenue, opened its doors on April 1, 1933. The building is air-conditioned, fully accessible to persons who use wheelchairs, and has a spacious backyard. The branch has collections of 45,000 books, periodicals, CDs, cassettes, and videos for adults, young adults, and children available for borrowing and use in the library. An auditorium on the lower level, with a seating capacity of 75 serves as a meeting space for library programs and community-sponsored events.


Nicole Richelle

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Small, but friendly atmosphere. Great programs for kids.

Harold Creates

Tuesday, Sep. 13, 2016
Excellent staff and atmosphere. Love the old building.

Brendan Klaus

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
Awesome little local branch library. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Great programs for children and adults alike. Stop in and give it a whirl!

Mal Forrester

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015
I like the idea that they give you laptops to use, and offer hospitality. I personally like the interior design too!!

Craig Litrell

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012
This library has alot of good books and the workers are very friendly and very nice and will help you in whatever you need