Bayonne Library Reopens With Limited Services

Bayonne Public Library Open With Limited Services

The Bayonne Public Library has reopened for book and materials’ pick-ups and returns. The library building had been closed completely since March, offering virtual services only, when the viral pandemic led to shutdowns across the region. The library has been offering no-contact book and material holds pick-ups since June.

Only some parts of the library are open.  The circulation area and the Children’s Room are available for the public.  Library patrons may browse for books and multi-media materials.

In order to limit the chances for the virus to spread, the library’s restrooms and water fountains are closed, computers are unavailable, and chairs have been removed.  Masks are required for everyone who enters the library.  Building capacity is limited to 25% as per Governor Phil Murphy’s emergency provisions.

Library patrons may return books and other borrowed materials in either of two places: 1) a drop box in the lobby, or 2) a drop box outside the West 31st Street side of the building.  Patrons who would like curbside service for picking up books and other materials should call the library at least twenty minutes ahead of time.  Those books and materials will be waiting for them inside the doors on the 31st Street side entrance.

The library’s hours are Monday to Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The library will maintain limits on services as may be required by the state’s emergency policies and the public health situation.  Any changes in the library’s level of services will be announced.   

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