That means you can borrow books and CDs, use the FREE computers, and more, at all three NYC library systems, NYPL, Brooklyn Library and Queens Library.
With Branches in Manhattan, Bronx & Staten Island
Beginning July 6, all available branch locations will reopen with close to full service, including general library use and seating, unlimited browsing, computer access, and more.
NYPL research centers are now offering onsite access to their collections. In addition, service has been expanded at select locations to permit walk-in patrons who want to sit in public reading rooms, including the Rose Main Reading Room at the main branch at 42nd St. and Fifth Ave., for quiet study, thought, and computer use.
Some research divisions are operating on an appointment-only basis, in line with pre-pandemic service.
Find out how to access collections and services at the main branch on Fifth Ave, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, at Lincoln Center and the Business Center at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL) on Fifth Ave. at 40th St, formerly known as the Mid-Manhattan Librray
Research services will continue to serve patrons virtually via at-home access to research databases, virtual reference, staff monitoring research requests, etc.
Brooklyn Public Library
BPL has expanded services throughout the system including access to seating.
Patrons can now browse the collections on the first floor, access computers and printing, sign up for library cards, pick up holds and return materials at all branches in the borough which are not under construction or being used by the city.
By July 17, patrons can access all building floors for browsing and seating, including the new Business and Career Center at Central Library.
Patrons will no longer be limited to the first floor and hours are expanding at all BPL locations.
The new hours of service will be: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 am – 6 pm; Tuesday: 1–8 pm; Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm; Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm.
BPL will continue to offer outdoor programs during warm weather.
The virtual library remains in place.
Masks remain mandatory at all BPL locations.
Queens Public Library
Starting Tuesday, July 6:
- COVID-related capacity and browsing limits and distancing requirements lifted
- Unlimited browsing and customer seating available at all open locations
- Computer time limit returns to 60 minutes
- Masks will be optional for staff and customers who are fully vaccinated and required for individuals who are not fully vaccinated.
Starting Monday, July 12:
- All available locations will be open to the public. Locations that will be unavailable to reopen on that date include Court Square, Flushing, Glendale, Ozone Park, Pomonok, Queens Village, Queensbridge Tech Lab, South Jamaica, Steinway, and Woodhaven.
- Public hours will be extended at each available location.
For updates visit: www.queenslibrary.org
Virtual programs and resources will continue to be offered at QPL, and planning for indoor public programs and classes is underway.