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Brooklyn Library is open Monday - Thursday, 9am - 4pm closing for the lunch hour, or as needed during the day.

John R. Bartels Library
US Courts Library
United States Courthouse
225 Cadman Plaza East
Room 313S
Brooklyn, NY 11201
T: (718) 613-2320
F: (718) 613-2499
Hours: 9am - 5pm


Collection Strengths: Constitutional law, international law, military criminal justice 

The newly redesigned and modernized Eastern District of New York courthouse is in the civic center of Brooklyn and is directly adjacent to Brooklyn Heights,

the first Historic District named as such in the City of New York. Only a short distance from the courthouse's current location is the site of Gen. George Washington's escape to Manhattan during the American Revolution. In addition to both primary and secondary federal resources, the library’s collection includes extensive sections of international law and presidential biographies.

Closed to the public until further notice.
US Courts Branch Library and Information Center Islip Branch
United States Courthouse
1060 Federal Plaza
Central Islip, NY 11722
T: (631) 712-6190
F: (631) 712-6092

Collection Strengths: Bankruptcy law, government documents

The Central Islip Courthouse is the second largest courthouse in the country, and the largest building on Long Island. The Library resides on the 10th floor with large windows facing North, East, and South. On the South side library patrons and staff can enjoy breath taking views of Fire Island and the Great South Bay. Special to the Central Islip library is its extensive Government Documents collection.