The last several months have felt and looked different for all of us, and we have missed seeing you all in our neighborhood libraries. While the Free Library continues to follow federal, state, health, and local guidelines to help manage the spread of COVID-19 and our buildings remain closed to the public for now, several services across our system are expanding.
Here’s what you can expect to see in a neighborhood near you:
Some Free Library locations are now offering limited services, including returns, material pickups, and phone reference.
Visit our new Limited Services page to see what’s available at your neighborhood library. This page is updated daily, so please check it regularly!
Beginning today, July 27, you can place new holds with the Free Library.
Sign in to our catalog with your library card number and PIN to place a hold online, or call your neighborhood library to place a hold over the phone. Once your materials are ready, we’ll contact you to schedule a pickup appointment.
Our newest remote resource is now in action: a Free Library call center!
Patrons can call five days a week to speak with our expert staff, who will provide information, technology help, Library updates, and more. Calling is free! Give us a ring at 1-833-TALK FLP (825-5357). We’re here Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 10:00 a.m.–3 p.m., and Wednesday, 2:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Many Free Library programs continue to proceed virtually, and we continue to offer robust digital resources that you can access anywhere with your library card, including ebooks, audiobooks, movies, TV, music, over 100 databases, and the New York Times online.
As a reminder, there are other important ways to stay informed:
When we have additional updates to share, we will do so right here on our blog and on social media – until then, we hope you’ll take advantage of the above services! See you soon!