BAYONNE, NJ - While staff at the Bayonne Public Library has continued to stay in touch with residents and encouraged reading throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the building has been shuttered since March.

Now, with stringent efforts across Bayonne, and beyond, seeming to gain an upper hand in the battle against the virus, city officials have announced that the library will be open once again for book and materials’ pick-ups and returns. 

While not yet accessible in its entirety, the circulation area and the Children’s Room are available for the public. Library patrons may browse for books and multi-media materials from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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In order to limit the chances for the virus to spread, the library’s restrooms and water fountains are closed, computers are unavailable, and chairs have been removed.  Masks are required for everyone who enters the library. Building capacity is limited to 25% as per Governor Phil Murphy’s emergency provisions.  

Library patrons may also return books and other borrowed materials in either the dropbox in the library’s lobby or one set up outside the West 31st Street side of the building. Curbside service is also available and can be arranged by calling the library at least twenty minutes ahead of your arrival. 

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