As of today, July 6th, the New York Public Library is back—all branch locations, except those undergoing improvement or being used by the city, are open again. Our own Mulberry Street Library is now “nearly full service, including general library use and seating, unlimited browsing, computer access, and more. In-person programs and classes will return over the coming months.”
Bonus: for those of you that have read Aaron Shkuda‘s The Lofts of SoHo: Gentrification, Art, and Industry in New York, Mulberry Street will be hosting an online discussion of the book (with a special appearance by the author!) tomorrow, July 7 from 6 to 7 p.m. The event is free, but you must register online first!
Note that masks are required to enter all libraries, the Midtown flagship’s Rose Main Reading Room is open to read in and work from again, and while some of its divisions are open at an appointment-only basis, NYPL’s research services will continue to serve most patrons online with at-home access to many databases. There will be no overdue fines accrued until September 30th, and the library will be temporarily removing fine-based blocks on accounts.