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Coronavirus Updates

The Center for Brooklyn History has been carefully monitoring developments related to COVID-19.

Dear Friends,

The Center for Brooklyn History has reopened for limited library service. Brooklyn Public Library patrons may now pick up materials on hold from the Brooklyn Heights Library, and return library materials, in our lobby. In the near future, patrons will be able to request library materials for pickup here as well. Our lobby service hours are Monday through Friday, 10am to 4pm. Learn more here. Access to the Othmer Library and other in-person events remain suspended.

We are pleased to continue offering a series of virtual public programs. Please check our Upcoming Events page for the latest schedule.

You may continue to email the library and archives staff at [email protected] with any questions about your research or our collections. Our library staff will continue to serve our public remotely by responding to email inquiries. We’re also pleased to offer this Remote Research Guide  which compiles in one place a large number of our digital resources.

As we continue to follow the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control, New York City Department of Health, and the New York State Department of Health we will update this website page regularly.

We hope that you will stay in touch by following us on social media (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter) and sign up for our newsletter, which is easily done at the bottom of this page.

We wish each and every one of you health and safety, and hope to see you again at Center for Brooklyn History in the near future.