As City of New Orleans government buildings, all New Orleans Public Library locations require masking and social distancing.

On Friday, July 23, a Library staff member from the Main Library tested positive for COVID-19. The Main Library will be closed on Saturday, July 24. All other Library locations will be open for regular hours and services.

Due to facilities maintenance, Alvar Library will only be open for contactless pick-up & drop-off on Mondays - Thursdays from 10am - 6pm and Fridays & Saturdays from 10am - 5pm.

Cita Dennis Hubbell Library is currently undergoing exterior work but remains open to the public. More information can be found here.

Nix Library is temporarily closed for facility upgrades. Information about this project can be found here.

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Stream Indie Flicks and Documentaries

The Library offers access to the popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy. By simply downloading the Kanopy app, anyone with a Library card can stream more than 30,000 films from any computer, television, mobile device, or platform.

That’s a wrap on Virtual SUMMER FUN 2021! 

From drag queen storytimes to zoo visits, music-making workshops to financial literacy workshops, author talks to tai chi, and so much more, thank you all so much for helping us make this summer so fun.

Library Scholarships Help Couple Get Their High School Diplomas

Last month, 48-year-old Wanda Sanders accomplished a decades-long goal when she received her high school diploma, thanks in part to the New Orleans Public Library and the advice of her husband — who did the same thing a year before.
Read more about their journey and how you, too, can further your education for free with the Library here.

Story Trails are Here

Follow a story along our new Story Trails and cross off a square of your SUMMER FUN BINGO card. Story Trails combine movement and literacy and allow families to experience storytime outdoors at your own pace. Weather permitting, Story Trails are set up outside of Alvar Library, Algiers Regional Library, Central City Library, the Children’s Resource Center Library, East New Orleans Regional Library, and Norman Mayer Library during operating hours in June and July.

To ensure that a Story Trail will be out for your visit, please call the Library location ahead of time.