Photography: Gregg Richards/Brooklyn Public Library

Brooklyn’s Central Library has opened its own vinyl library.

Available to all card-carrying members, the collection features 400 albums covering a range of genres, including country, pop, hip-hop, classical, and show tunes. Records featured include Television’s Marquee Moon, Patti Smith’s Horses, Jay-Z’s In My lifetime. Vol. 1, and Lady Gaga’s Chromatica.

Albums are available to listen to in the library and can also be checked out for up to three weeks.

New York architect oshiko Mori revamped Brooklyn's Central Library last summer. Interiors feature honey-coloured timbers and brass accents. Photography: Gregg Richards
Photography: Gregg Richards

New York architect Toshiko Mori revamped the interiors of the Central Library last summer, using a palette of oak, bronze and terrazzo. The art deco building was completed in 1941 on Grand Army Plaza and it been undergoing a multi-stage revitalisation to future-proof it for its 1.3 million annual users.

The library will host programmes covering audio production, music coding, and DJing for those who want to bolster their music skills. Head to the Brooklyn Public Library website for more info.

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