Required Minimum Hours Open Begins June 1

NoteThe New York State Library (NYSL) and the Division of Library Development (DLD) expect all public libraries in NYS to meet their required minimum number of open hours to serve their communities by June 1st, 2021. “Open” is defined as in-person services at your facility including curbside and lobby service. Telephone or email service alone will not count towards the number of open hours. While library buildings are open, a public restroom should be made available to patrons whenever possible. Libraries that feel they may be significantly challenged to meet the June 1st deadline should reach out to MHLS Library Sustainability Coordinator, Casey Conlin,