Queens Public Library reopened seven additional branches across the borough on Monday. Those branches are:
- Arverne Library
- Auburndale Library
- Forest Hills Library
- Fresh Meadows Library
- Hillcrest Library
- Langston Hughes Library
- Sunnyside Library
The reopened branches offer limited “to-go” service six days a week.
With the seven reopenings, QPL now has 22 locations across Queens open to the public for pickups in a designated area of each building.
The branches will also accept returns at their exterior return machines.
The hours for each reopened branch are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday (closed between 1 to 2 p.m. for cleaning); 1 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday; 12 to 7 p.m. on Thursday (closed between 3 to 4 p.m. for cleaning).
All staff and visitors are required to wear a mask and practical physical distancing. Hand sanitizer is available at all open branches.
At this time, there is no on-site public programs, browsing, meeting room availability, seating, public computers or in-person reference service.
In addition, there will be no fines or fees on any library materials checked out this year until January 4, 2021 at the earliest.