• Materials may only be returned during Contactless Materials Pick-Up & Drop-Off hours. All book drop boxes remain locked, materials should only be placed in designated return containers.

  • All late fines are suspended during the closure.

  • Orleans Parish residents without a Library account can sign up for a temporary one at getacard.nolalibrary.org.

  • Materials donations are not being accepted at Library locations. Materials that are left outside will be discarded. The Friends of the New Orleans Public Library are accepting donations by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 504-345-9563 or email friendsnopl@gmail.com

  • Information related to COVID-19 and assistance resources (food, housing, financial, legal, mental health, internet, etc.) can be found at NOLA Ready.

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Anti-Racism Reading Lists, Programs, Resources, & Statement

We have compiled reading lists, programs, and resources for all ages regarding anti-racism, systemic oppression, implicit bias, social justice, and how to be a better ally to people of color.
As outlined in our Equity Statement, the Library is committed to providing equitable access to our resources and cultivating an equitable environment for both patrons and staff. The Library unequivocally condemns acts of racism, hatred, and violence, and stands in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and the Statement Condemning Increased Violence and Racism Towards Black Americans released by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.


The Library's much-loved SUMMER FUN program looks a little different this year due to COVID-19; but, just because Library buildings are closed, it doesn't mean we don't have a ton of fun in store for all ages including a BINGO card & Reading Tracker and Virtual Programs. Get started by signing up for VIRTUAL SUMMER FUN 2020.

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Reserved 45-Minute In-Library Sessions beginning Monday, July 6

A limited number of 45-Minute In-Library Sessions will become available beginning Monday, July 6. Reservations are required for each 45-minute session. A face covering/mask is required while inside the Library. Additional information, including available and unavailable Library services, can be found on the In-Library Sessions webpages. Our Contactless Pick-Up & Drop-Off Service will continue to be offered at all locations.

June is Pride Month - LGBTQIA Reading Lists, Documentaries, Resources & Activities.

Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.

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