NRPL Reopening May 10th!

We are happy to announce that the New Rochelle Public Library and Huguenot Children’s Library are now open to the public! We thank our patrons for their patience and support over this past year. 

The Main Library is open Mondays through Saturdays, 10 am to 12 noon and 2 pm to 5 pm. On Wednesdays, the library closes at 6 pm. There are additional hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6 pm to 8 pm. Curbside pick-up will continue until the end of May and will operate on the same hours listed above – click here for more information on Curbside Service.  The last day for curbside service will be Saturday, May 29th. Patrons will have to enter the building at the Memorial Highway entrance. 

Public service staff will provide assistance at the circulation desk, in the children’s room and at the reference desks on the first and third floors. All patrons must wear a mask covering their nose and mouth and also maintain social distance. State Guidelines permit only 50% capacity of building occupancy at a time, which means we can have 110 patrons in the building at a time.   

Limited Computer Use:
During each session, a small number of computers in the third floor Computer Lab and in the BLISS Center are available for patron use. Access is limited to one hour, per patron. The print station is available; however, patrons will need to have exact change. No monetary exchanges are currently available. There is also be a scanner available for public use. Patrons can also connect to library WiFi on their personal devices. For details, please see the third floor reference desk, or call 914-813-3737.

Children ages 12 years and younger can reserve computers in-person, using the library’s reservation software. 

The Friends of NRPL:
The Friends of NRPL Bookstore is open to customers on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 am – 12 pm, and 2 pm – 4 pm. The Friends of NRPL are restricting book donations to 2 small bags or 2 small boxes per patron. Patrons can drop off their donations during Friends Bookstore hours.

The Huguenot Children’s Library is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, HCL is open from 10 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm. HCL will remain closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
To learn about HCL Browsing guidelines or to schedule a Curbside Pick-up, patrons should call (914) 632-8954 or email

Safety Measures 
NRPL staff have been trained in social distancing protocols and are always required to properly wear personal protective gear, (masks and/or face shields and, at the circulation desk, disposable gloves.)
All incoming materials, whether from another library or our own book drop-off bins, are quarantined for 48 hours.

In between each public “browsability” session, library staff disinfects all surfaces, railings and rest rooms used by the public.