Service Impacts

Brooklyn Public Library is pleased to announce that the New York City budget agreement for Fiscal Year 2025 includes a full restoration of operating funding for public libraries.

This funding will allow us to resume seven-day service, a priority for many New Yorkers. We expect that service to begin in the coming weeks, bringing our branches back to the same hours of operation prior to the November 2023 cuts.

Beginning July 14, the following locations will resume Sunday service: 
The following locations will resume Sunday service on August 4:

The following loan rules on digital items will take effect on Tuesday, December 12, 2023:
  • Patrons can check out up to 10 digital items (reduced from 20 checkouts). Existing digital checkouts will not be impacted; however patrons carrying more than 10 checkouts will not be able to renew an item.
  • Patrons can place up to 5 holds on digital items (reduced from 10 holds). Existing digital holds will not be impacted; however patrons carrying more than 5 holds will not be able to select "Deliver Later" on those holds.
The following loan rules will affect physical checkouts, renewals, and holds placed after Tuesday, January 2, 2024:
  • Patrons can place up to 10 holds on physical items (reduced from 15 holds). Existing physical holds will not be impacted. This change will also impact Educator Cards (reduced from 50 holds).
  • BPL will assess a replacement charge for the cost of overdue items after 14 days (reduced from 28 days). Existing checkouts will not be impacted.

To learn more about citywide budget news, visit Invest in Libraries.

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