Hip Hip Hurray, The NYC Public Libraries Begin To Reopen From Harlem To Hollis

Finally, the City’s three library systems—The New York Public Library (NYPL), Brooklyn Public Library (BPL), and Queens Public Library (QPL)—are reopening 22 branches for grab-and-go service in all five boroughs. In this first phase of the libraries’ gradual reopening, patrons can access a small area of these branches to pick up and return checkouts placed online or on the phone.

Masks will be mandatory and social distancing guidelines enforced regarding The COVID Crisis.

Openings start on Monday, July 13, 2020

All three systems continue to offer a wide range of free educational, cultural and business programs online for all New Yorkers.

All three systems continue to offer a wide range of free educational, cultural and business programs online for all New Yorkers.

For a complete list of Brooklyn Public Library’s open branches, click here. For a complete list of New York Public Library’s open branches, including Manhattan, Staten Island and the Bronx, click here. For a complete list of Queens Public Library’s open branches, click here

Brooklyn Public Library is one of the nation’s largest library systems and among New York City’s most democratic institutions. As a leader in developing modern 21st-century libraries, we provide resources to support personal advancement, foster civic literacy and strengthen the fabric of community among the more than 2.6 million individuals who call Brooklyn home.

We provide nearly 65,000 free programs a year with writers, thinkers, artists, and educators—from around the corner and around the world. And we give patrons millions of opportunities to enjoy one of life’s greatest satisfactions: the joy of a good book.



For 125 years, The New York Public Library has been a free provider of education and information for the people of New York and beyond. With 92 locations—including research and branch libraries—throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, the Library offers free materials, computer access, classes, exhibitions, programming and more to everyone from toddlers to scholars, and has seen record numbers of attendance and circulation in recent years.

The New York Public Library receives approximately 16 million visits through its doors annually and millions more around the globe who use its resources at www.nypl.org. To offer this wide array of free programming, The New York Public Library relies on both public and private funding. Learn more about how to support the Library at nypl.org/support.

Queens Public Library is one of the largest and busiest public library systems in the United States, dedicated to serving the most ethnically and culturally diverse area in the country. An independent, non-profit organization founded in 1896, Queens Public Library offers free access to a collection of more than 5 million books and other materials in multiple languages, technology and digital resources, and more than 87,500 educational, cultural, and civic programs a year. It consists of 66 locations, including branch libraries, a Central Library, seven adult learning centers, a technology lab, two teen centers and one universal pre-kindergarten.

Photo credit: George Bruce Library, in Harlem Wikipedia.

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