Computer Reservations and Browsing Now Available at Some Bronx Library Locations

By: Khaleel Williams

The pandemic has taken its toll on every aspect of the city, one of them being the New York Public Library. Libraries are obviously a high-touch place and have been difficult to operate during the pandemic. On a positive note, as restrictions begin to ease, New York City libraries will begin to run more freely. Below is some key information on expanded services at select Bronx locations.

Interior view of Allerton Library

As part of the NYPL’s phased reopening, they are expanding the services available at select Library grab-and-go locations in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island.

The Library is reintroducing public computer reservations and limited browsing at select locations on a rolling basis.  Keep in mind, there is still no general space use, seating, or restrooms available at this time.

All of our currently open locations offer grab-and-go service for holds pickups and returns. Learn more about how to use grab-and-go.


In order to receive access to the library’s computers and you need a valid library card. Computer sessions are limited to 45 minutes, and computers are shut down 15 minutes before the library closes. Additionally, sanitizer wipes should be used when you finish with the computer.

For more information about the expanded services at your local library, visit

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