Visit the Othmer Library

Hours and Admission

Closure for August 2017
The Othmer Library is closed to the public from August 1st to September 5th, 2017. During this period, you may reach library staff by phone or email to request research guidance, to inquire about making a doantion, or to obtain image reproductions. The Othmer Library reopens to the public on Wednesday, September 6th.

Phone: 347-381-3708

The Othmer Library is open to the public Wednesdays - Saturdays from 1:00 - 5:00 pm. All BHS collections are non-circulating, meaning they cannot be checked out or taken home. Plan accordingly!

Admission to the library is included with Museum admission. For upcoming closures, directions, and suggested admissions rates, see our general information page


What to Expect

To help prepare for your visit to Brooklyn Historical Society:


We have small lockers available at no cost that measure 17” x 12” x 11”
We have a limited number (4) of tall lockers that measure 17” x 12” x 33”
You may sign out a locker key at no cost from the Admissions Desk on the first floor. Please check your personal items in the lockers (located near the ground floor) before entering the library on the 2nd floor.