Brooklyn Art Library

Brooklyn Art Library information

New York City , USA
103 N 3rd St
btwn Berry St & Wythe Ave, Williamsburg
+1 718 388 7941
Getting there
Subway: L to Bedford Ave
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Opening hours
10am-6pm Mon-Fri, 11am-7pm Sat & Sun
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Lining the walls of this intriguing space are over 30,000 sketch books, which contain a wild mix of graphic design, collage, fine art, poetry, irreverent comics and personal essays. To browse the collection, sign up for a free library card, then do a search by subject matter, theme, artist name or country. In fact, contributors from over 130 countries have added their sketch books to the library. Ask the friendly librarian for personal favorites.

If you feel inspired after paging through a few books, join in the fun. You can buy a sketch book ($28 for the basic 32-page book), which once received will be added to the collection. There are no parameters, and you can always mail it in if you can't bring it in person.