NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York City’s public libraries will partially reopen July 13.
In the first phase:
- Visitors can access small areas of the open branches to pick up and return orders placed online or over the phone
- Visitors must wear masks, physically distance from staff and patrons, and respect capacity limits
- Visitors must leave as soon as their pickups or returns are complete (there will be no browsing, in-person reference or computer use)
All returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours before they’re put back into circulation.