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Brooklyn Public Library
Talk with a BPL librarian from home. Call 718.230.2100, option 5 Available: Monday – Friday: 11 AM – 5 PM Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM
Welcome to Brooklyn Public Library (BPL), where every day we connect thousands of people to the resources and tools that they need to achieve their goals.
For those who want to learn a new language, we offer English classes and world language instruction. We help children learn to read through our early literacy programs and achieve better grades through one-on-one homework help. We provide a gateway to technology to thousands of Brooklynites through our free wireless internet and 1,100 internet-accessible public computers. We help people learn new technology skills at the Shelby White and Leon Levy Information Commons and connect jobseekers with employers who are hiring through ourWorkforce1 Career Centers. We also host Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, world-renowned musicians and acclaimed visual and performing artists as part of our cultural and recreational programs.
For anyone who wants to read a good book, we can help too. BPL has over three million titles! You’ll also enjoy exploring our collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks and online Music, accessible on our website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with your library card.
Homework Help Events
Homework help and tutoring programs are offered at several BPL locations. For times and details, please search our events calendar.
Our volunteer Homework Helpers at Brooklyn Public Library assist staff in enhancing library service by providing students in grades 1-8 with after-school homework assistance to help them succeed in the classroom. Homework Helpers at the Brooklyn Public Library.
Databases for Kids
A database is a site that will look through hundreds of newspapers, encyclopedias, magazines and books for you.
- Who: Students from kindergarten to 12th grade
- When: 24/7
» Databases for Kids
Homework Help for Teens
Links to websites that will help you with your homework, as recommended by BPL librarians.
Who: Students from 9th to 12th grade
Williamsburgh Tutoring/Superhero Annex
BPL and 826NYC provide trained tutors to work one on one with students on a first come, first served basis.
Who: Students from kindergarten to 12th grade
When: Mondays-Thursdays from 3:00-5:30 PM
Where: Williamsburgh Library (branch info)
Book a Librarian
Need one-on-one personal reference assistance for a research project? Reserve a free half hour session with a professional
reference librarian at the Central Library. Make an appointment
with our online form.
Classroom teachers answer homework questions at 212-777-3380, Monday through Thursday, from 4 to 7 p.m. during the school year. They can also answer parents’ questions and give advice on how you can help your child at home. The staff speaks 8 languages: Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese and Fukanese), English, French, Haitian-Creole, Russian, Slovak and Spanish.
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