Phase III Reopening Plan - Newark Public Library

Phase III Reopening Plan

Hours of Operation:

  • The Main Library will be open to the public, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9 AM to 5 PM; Wednesday 12-8 PM; and Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM.  Computer services will end 10 minutes before closing time

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  • The Branches will be open to the public, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM; Wednesdays, 12 PM to 8 PM; and Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM.  Computer services will end 10 minutes before closing time.

 

Visit Protocols

  • Wear a mask:  Masks are mandatory to enter the library building.  Your nose and mouth must be covered to protect staff and other patrons. Masks, bandanas, or scarves are acceptable.  Your hand, shirt, or other clothing are not face coverings.  If you don’t have a mask, staff can provide one.
  • Maintain physical distancing:  Follow staff guidance, posted signs and floor marking to ensure at least six feet of space from others.  No gatherings.
  • Stay home if you are sick:  If you or anyone in your household has a fever, cough, chills or is otherwise not feeling well, do not enter the Library.
  • Stacks will be open for browsing
  • Some in person programming to resume.
  • Virtual programming will continue.
  • Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult when using the library.

Computers & WiFi

  • Printing is available. New payment options coming to Main soon: Credit/debit card and mobile printing
  • WiFi is available in the Main Library courtyard continuously from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  A charging station for personal devices, e.g., phones is available. 

Reference Hours:

  • Reference (including Children’s and Teen materials) reference@npl.org | 973.733.7779
    Hours: M, Tu, Th, F – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Wed – 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM; Sat. – 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
  • NJ Reference (Queries about NJ and Newark) njreference@npl.org | 973.733.7775
    Hours: M, Tu, Th, F – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM; W – 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM; Sat. – 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
  • La Sala Hispanoamericana (plus Spanish Reference) salastaff@npl.org | 973.733.7772
    Hours: M, Tu, Th, F – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM; W – 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM; Sat. – 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
  • NJ Hispanic Reference (Queries about NJ Hispanic Communities) njhric@npl.org | 973.733.4791
    Hours: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday

As always, NPL has tons of great resources available to cardholders! Hoopla, Kanopy, eLibrary NJ, Beanstack, Mobile Hotspots, and MORE! Plus, databases galore for students of every age! 

We are looking forward to seeing you in person! We are taking necessary precautions to ensure the health & safety of our patrons & staff.

 

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