Families can connect with incarcerated loved ones through a free video visitation program available at participating City public libraries.

Library Video Visitation connects a live video feed between library locations and NYC Department of Correction (DOC) facilities, allowing incarcerated New Yorkers to talk, read, and share stories together with their families.

Through Library Video Visitation, you can:

  • Communicate with incarcerated loved ones for up to an hour through free live video in semi-private spaces
  • Select from specially curated children’s books to read along with incarcerated parents
  • Meet with social workers from the Osborne Association before and after visits at Brooklyn libraries

You must make an appointment for Library Video Visitation services. Identification is not required to make an appointment, but you will need to provide contact information when you register.

Video sessions are not recorded.

Download the Video Visitation Brochure.

You can learn more online about Library Video Visitation services in each of the City’s Public Library systems:

Participating Libraries

• Grand Concourse 
  155 East 173rd Street            

• Hunts Point Library
  877 Southern Boulevard

• Melrose Library
  910 Morris Avenue

• Parkchester Library
  1985 Westchester Avenue

You must call ahead to make an appointment and confirm visitation hours.

Call 311 for assistance.

Participating Libraries

• Bedford Library
  496 Franklin Avenue    

• Brownsville Library
  61 Glenmore Avenue

• Bushwick Library 
  340 Bushwick Avenue

• Canarsie Library 
  1580 Rockaway Parkway

• Central Library
  10 Grand Army Plaza

• Coney Island Library
  1901 Mermaid Avenue

• Crown Heights Library
  560 New York Avenue

• Flatbush Library
  22 Linden Boulevard

• Macon Library
  361 Lewis Avenue 

• New Lots Library
  665 New Lots Avenue

• New Utrecht Library
  1743 86th Street 

• Red Hook Library
  7 Wolcott Street 

You must call ahead to make an appointment and confirm visitation hours.

Call 311 for assistance.

Participating Libraries

• 125th Street Library            
  224 East 125th Street           

• Hamilton Grange
  503 West 145th Street

• Tompkins Square Library
  331 East 10th Street

You must call ahead to make an appointment and confirm visitation hours.

Call 311 for assistance.

Participating Libraries

• Central Library 
  89-11 Merrick Boulevard

• Far Rockaway Swing Space
  1003 Beach 20th Street

• Long Island City Library
  37-44 21st Street

• Ridgewood Library 
  20-12 Madison Street

You must call ahead to make an appointment and confirm visitation hours.

Call 311 for assistance.

Participating Libraries

• Mariners Harbor Library
  206 South Avenue

• St. George Library Center
  5 Central Avenue

You must call ahead to make an appointment and confirm visitation hours.

Call 311 for assistance.