The Tompkins Square Library on 10th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B is one of 22 NYPL branches reopening today for grab-and-go service. (This follows eight city branches returning on July 13.)
What does grand-and-go entail? Per the NYPL website:
Our new grab-and-go service allows you to pick up items you've reserved and return materials you currently have checked out, all while safely maintaining distance from others.
What's new: The pickup process is contactless. Once the items you've reserved are ready for pickup, they will immediately be checked out to your account. This way, all you have to do when you get to the library is grab your items from the holds shelf — then go! There will be no need to stop by the circulation desk for checkout. The same goes for returns — rather than visiting the desk, there will be a designated bin where you can return any items you currently have.
Note: The process of reserving an item is the same as always. You can place a hold on an item online or over the phone, which will put your request into a queue until a copy becomes available. The wait time will vary depending on how many others have reserved the item and how many copies we have. Once your item is read, you will be notified via email, and then you can head to the branch to pick up your item. Learn more here about how to reserve items and what to expect when visiting one of our grab-and-go branches.
And the branch's hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Noon to 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Masks are required for entry.
Meanwhile, the Tompkins Square Branch will continue to offer their online programming.
The Seward Park Branch on East Broadway also reopens today.