Brentwood Public Library

34 Second Ave.
Brentwood , New York 11717-4642
Phone: 631-273-7883
Fax: 631-273-7896
Peter Ward - [email protected]

Brentwood Public Library


The Brentwood Public Library first opened its doors to the public in 1937 in the cloakroom of the old firehouse located on First Avenue. During the next twenty-four years, the library was housed in a building on First Avenue ( then the Annex of the Brentwood Public Schools' Administration Building) and eventually moved to a small building on the southwest corner of Third Avenue and Fourth Street.

The library was relocated to a new building in 1961 on the corner of Second Avenue and Fourth Street. During the next twenty years, this building was enlarged numerous times. In 1986, the residents of Brentwood approved the construction of a new library building to be located on the same site.

Today's library, dedicated on April 1, 1990, provides the entire community with a modern facility, handicapped accessible, equipped to meet current and future informational and, cultural and recreational needs.

Brentwood Public Library is a member of the Long Island Library Resources Council.


Detail of photo 61962 showing local development.

Aerial photos of Brentwood, LI from 1960.

Brentwood Historical Collection

History books on Brentwood and Long Island, NY.

Brentwood Historical Documents

Correspondence and historical records from Brentwood, NY.

Brentwood Historical Photographs

Historical photographs of Brentwood, NY.

Historical marker commemorating Modern Times

Student essays detailing Brentwood’s History.

Brentwood Pen and Ink Drawings

Pen and Ink drawings of Brentwood, NY.

Brentwood Postcards

Historic postcards and advertisements of Brentwood, NY.

Dr. Edward Newbery advertisement

Collection of materials relating to Dr. Edward Newbery.

Helen Williams Leonard Hall

Photo album of historic Brentwood family.

Pilgrim State Hospital Blueprint Collection

Blueprints used in the construction of Pilgrim State Hospital in the 1930’s.

Stephen Pearl Andrews and his family

Materials relating to Stephen Pearl Andrews and his family.

Writings of William H. Ross

Medical Writings of W.H. Ross