Boston Public Library Fully Reopens After More Than A Year


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — After more than a year, the Boston Public Library reopened for in-person services on Monday. All branches of the library system and the main Copley Square completely shuttered on March 16 of last year because of the pandemic.

An online-only pickup system called "BPL-to-Go" was put in place, and has now been taken offline amid the reopening.

The main library building reopened for certain in-person activity on June 1. Now, library branches will be open for browsing, time-limited computer use, printing, and most other services.

All library patrons will need to wear a mask when on library property. There are several branches of the library that are closed for construction, such as Hyde Park and Roslindale.

Boston Acting Mayor Kim Janey cheered the reopening, saying she was "thrilled" that the library was allowing in-person services again.

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