Library locations are back open after Hurricane Ida. As City of New Orleans government buildings, all New Orleans Public Library locations require masking and social distancing.

  • Due to facilities maintenance caused by Hurricane Ida, Mid-City Library is temporarily closed.

  • 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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Teen Advisory Board

Teens, make your voice heard at the first meeting of our new virtual Teen Advisory Board. Share your thoughts about how the Library can better serve you.

2021 Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the New Orleans Public Library. Attend events, browse our recommended reads, enjoy a YA word search, and learn more with the Library's many resources.

It's Back-to-School Time

As school starts back up, New Orleans Public Library has the resources you need for academic success—including live online tutoring through HomeworkLouisiana.

Library Archives Help Answer Decades-Old Family Question

Sonnet Ireland grew up hearing stories about the time her librarian uncle wrestled a bear, but never knew the details. After reaching out to the Library’s Archives & Special Collections, Sonnet got her answer while also reconnecting with her beloved Uncle Joe, who died in 2012.
Read more about Sonnet, Joe, and how the Library's Archives helped solve an old family mystery here.