Reopening Information

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The library will be reopening our doors to the public starting September 14 with limited days, hours, services, and occupancy limits.

Watch this short video that shows you what to expect during a visit. 

Each branch will be open one day a week for the hours listed below. Curbside pickup will continue to be available from Monday-Saturday.

Day of the Week Branch Open
Monday Northeast
Tuesday Southwest
Wednesday Headquarters
Thursday                            Catherine Dickson Hofman


Operating Hours on Open Days:  
9 am- 10 am Reserved for vulnerable individuals
10 am- 1 pm Open to the general public
1 pm- 2 pm Closed for cleaning
2 pm- 8 pm Open to the general public


Curbside Service             Monday - Saturday          
All Branches

What to Expect:

1. Limited Occupancy
Per the governor's executive order, we are allowed 25% capacity. Thus, you may have to wait to enter the library if occupancy has been reached. Please limit your visit to under one hour to ensure fair access for all.

2. Masks are Required
Help protect yourself and your neighbors. Please keep your mouth and nose covered at all times with an appropriate cloth mask. If you are sick, please stay home or use our Curbside Service.

3. No-Contact Options
We have self-service kiosks for checkout and printing. Arrived holds are available on public shelves.

4. Computer Use Limited to One Hour
Ask at the front desk to use a computer. Time is limited to ensure fair access to all.

5. Maintain Social Distancing
Please leave 6' of distance between yourself and others. Tables and equipment are already spaced out. Remain behind acrylic shields when interacting with staff.

6. Precautions
We are cleaning and wiping down surfaces regularly. Items have all been quarantined for at least 4 days before circulating again. Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building.

7. Second Floors Closed
The second floors at Headquarters and the Northeast Branch are closed to the public.
*You can schedule an appointment to use the Local History Room on the second floor at our Headquarters. Appointments are for one hour and are available on Wednesdays when Headquarters is open to the public. Call 908-475-6322 to schedule an appointment.

8. Meeting Rooms Closed
All meeting rooms remain closed. There will be no in-person programs or community meetings for the indefinite future.

If you're not quite ready to come back inside, we understand. You can continue to utilize our Curbside Service and Grab & Go Bags

We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we continue to adjust to these new circumstances.

If you have questions, check out our FAQs. You can also reach out to us at 908-818-1280 or by text, chat, or e-mail: