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Brooklyn Heights Public Library lobby interior
Brooklyn Heights Public Library main hall
Brooklyn Heights Public Library business commons
Brooklyn Heights Public Library reading circle
Brooklyn Heights Public Library reading circle
Brooklyn Heights Public Library entry vestibule
Brooklyn Heights Public Library stairs
Brooklyn Heights Public Library reading room
Brooklyn Heights Public Library teen area
Brooklyn Heights Public Library exterior view in the evening
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Brooklyn Public Library,
Brooklyn Heights Branch

Brooklyn, New York

Located at an activated corner in the community, the Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Heights Branch represents a welcoming change for the neighborhood landmark. Gensler’s redesign of the 27,000-square-foot library, the largest branch in Brooklyn, transformed an outdated space into an inspiring, light-filled space that serves as an axis of community connection for Brooklyn Heights.

The library redesign creates a welcoming space for all including local schools, community organizations, families, and individuals. The library design helps to carve out distinct areas for patrons. Connected by a prominent feature stair, the mezzanine overlooks the ground floor and offers an environment dedicated to teens with a lounge, game room, and focus on young adult books. The mezzanine also offers conference rooms available for community events. The lower level houses children’s library, a playful space with modular furniture and a branded mural, as well as the library’s internal offices and a large multipurpose room for community events.