As you know, we have been complying with mandated restrictions on how many people at a time can use the library, and limits on visit length. With the State easing restrictions, we are pleased to welcome you to the Main Reading Room.

The Children’s Room is on the First Floor, next to the check-out desk.  And the TeenZone — in the Ground Floor of Annex 1 — is a very popular place.

The Computer Room still welcomes three people at a time, and we continue to ask that there only be one person at a time in each aisle of the stacks.

As the situation evolves, we look forward to further restoring services, as we’ve said from Day One, one safe step at a time.

To ensure your health, and that of our staff, you MUST wear a mask to enter the library, and keep it on during the entire time of your visit. 

Thank you for your patience.

“Grab & Go” Pickup in the Hoboken Library, and our new meeScan app 

Take advantage of our convenient “Grab & Go” Pickup service inside the Main Branch at 500 Park Avenue.  Just come into the Library to pick up up materials placed for you on the Holds Shelf on the first floor, to the left of the Circulation Desk.  No need to check out your material; we’ve already done that for you!

Only two people will be allowed in the Grab & Go area at a time; placing orders is a snap on our online catalog.)

“Of course, there’s an app for that.”

If you’ve browsed the shelves, and found something you want to check out, you can use our “meeScan” app to check out materials with your smartphone.

It’s a barrier-free, private, self-service feature for library customers of all ages.  Using it is as simple as scan the barcode and go!


24/7 Pickup Lockers at HPL
The Self-Service Lockers next to the Main Library; or you can use the ones at 124 Grand Street!

Self-Service Pickup Lockers, in two convenient locations!

To make it easier to get library materials (books, DVDs, CDs, etc.) ordered via the Library’s online catalog, use our Self-Service Locker Pickup to obtain their material 24/7.  The lockers are located next to Library Annex 1 at 256 Fifth Street, adjacent to the Main Library.  You can also select the Self-Service Lockers at our Branch at 124 Grand Street.  Please wait for an email to alert you that your materials are ready for locker pickup.

Further, our Library by Mail service is available for patrons who are unable to visit the library due to illness, age or disability. Library by Mail delivers library material straight to your door – at no cost to you.  To apply for this program, please click here.

The Library will continue to provide a wide variety of virtual programs and a selection of eBooks, downloadable audio books, eMagazines, and streaming music and movies. Find out all that’s available by visiting

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