Tuesday, May 11, 2021

NYPL plans to expand services at all branches by mid-July

New York Public Library (NYPL) officials announced yesterday that they plan to reopen all available branch libraries with expanded service by mid-July.

This means that you can expect "the full complement of services such as general space use, programs and classes incrementally reinstituted as quickly as circumstances allow," per the NYPL's announcement. 

In addition, starting yesterday, officials said that they expanded service at select locations to include limited browsing and desktop computer use. The Seward Park branch on East Broadway is the closest location with these additional offerings.

The Tompkins Square Library on 10th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B still has its grab-and-go service. (The Ottendorfer Library on Second Avenue between St. Mark's Place and Ninth Street remains temporarily closed.)

Tompkins Square also continues to offer an array of online programming. Check out the free offerings here.

The NYPL closed all branches in March 2020 at the onset of the pandemic. The limited grab-and-go service commenced in August


Anonymous said...

Epiphany Library on 23 St btwn 1st & 2nd Ave is also offering expanded services.

Beacon, NY said...

Can't wait till Patience and Fortitude start welcoming visitors again after closing for more than a year. Fitting names for the 2 lions in front of the NYPL building better known as the "Main Branch". The building is also known as the Schwarzman library for those well informed, named after a wealthy Wall St tycoon with his proceeds - see below.

Steven Schwarzman who is a billionaire financier becomes a bad character in this interesting and entertaining PBS documentary "Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream".

Still a very relevant topic in our pandemic world.


The documentary opens up with a Tale of Two Park Avenues.