The Library Reopening Plan consists of 4 phases. Below are the listed services that will be available in each phase of the Library Reopening Plan.
Phase 1: Reference services and reduced Inter Library Loan services.
Phase 2: Reference services continue, curbside circulation services begin for NYBG Staff, and scanning and imaging services resume.
Phase 3: Reference services continue, archives requests and scans resume, curbside circulation services continue for NYBG Staff, and Inter Library Loan services resumes.
Phase 4: Full Library services resume with limited capacity for onsite research. Research by appointments only.
Mertz Library Curbside Services are now available to on-site NYBG Staff as part of the Phase 2 - Library Reopening Plan.
The full of the Library Curbside Services Policy can be found on the NYBG Staff Hub.
To make a request, please fill out the Library Curbside Service Request Form.
NYBG member, student, staff member, or volunteer, you can sign up for a Library card in order to check out items from our print and digital collections.
Already have a Library card but have misplaced or forgotten your barcode? No worries! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and ask a Librarian to retrieve it for you.
If you don't have a card yet, sign up for one today! Email completed applications to the Library Reference account email@example.com.
At this time we are encouraging all Library patrons to hold their library materials until they can return safely to the library in Phase 4 - Library Reopening Plan. If you need to return materials sooner, please contact the Library Reference account at firstname.lastname@example.org to speak with a librarian.
Please read: Renewing Materials
No. Until services resume to full capacity in Phase 4 - Library Reopening Plan all library fees are waived.
Circulation privileges for all library card holders will be available in Phase 4 - Library Reopening Plan.
Email the Library Reference account at email@example.com to update your account information. You will need your NYBG member number, member expiration date and current contact information.
Reference services are available in all phases of the Library Reopening Plan. We can help you with:
To request the services listed above please email the Reference account at firstname.lastname@example.org
With your Library card you can request book chapters and journal articles through interlibrary loan. Unfortunately at this time we are unable to get physical or e-books for you through this service. For scanning requests of items in the Mertz Library Collections, please fill out the interlibrary loan form or email email@example.com