NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Some of New York’s public libraries are now offering grab-and-go services.

Eight branches reopened Monday across Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island.

  • 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.

The libraries have been closed since March, but continued to offer e-books and online tutoring.