The City's three library systems are reopening in phases. Limited services will be provided at select locations. Detailed information, including which locations are reopening, is available online.
Get the latest reopening information about:
New York Public Library (NYPL) Reopening
Beginning Tuesday, July 6, all available branches (except those undergoing renovation or being used by the City) will be open with close to full service, including general library use and seating, unlimited browsing, computer access, and more. Masks are required in all NYPL locations.
Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) Reopening
As of June 28, select BPL locations have indoor seating available. All BPL locations will have indoor seating available by Tuesday, July 6. Many locations also provide outdoor seating. Masks are required in all BPL locations.
Queens Public Library (QPL) Reopening
Beginning Tuesday, July 6, unlimited browsing and open seating at reopened QPL locations will be available without time limits or distancing requirements. Computers will be available for one-hour reservations. Masks will be optional for staff and customers who are fully vaccinated and required for individuals who are not fully vaccinated.
Nearly all remaining library locations will reopen on Monday, July 12, and expanding hours. Several branches—Flushing, Glendale, Ozone Park, Pomonok, Queens Village, South Jamaica, Steinway, and Woodhaven—will be unavailable to open on this date due to construction, needed repairs, or their temporary use for other purposes (for example, serving as vaccination sites for the City.)