As City of New Orleans government buildings, all New Orleans Public Library locations require masking and social distancing.

Due to facilities maintenance, Alvar Library will only be open for contactless pick-up & drop-off on Mondays - Thursdays from 10am - 6pm and Fridays & Saturdays from 10am - 5pm.

Cita Dennis Hubbell Library is currently undergoing exterior work but remains open to the public. More information can be found here.

Nix Library is temporarily closed for facility upgrades. Information about this project can be found here.

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It's Back-to-School Time

As school starts back up, New Orleans Public Library has the resources you need for academic success—including live online tutoring through HomeworkLouisiana.

Explore New Orleans with Culture Pass

Summer is wrapping up, but there's still plenty to do in our Crescent City. With the Culture Pass, you can reserve a free trip to Audubon Nature Institute, the National WWII Museum, and other top cultural attractions. Book your pass today. This program is open to New Orleans Public Library cardholders who live in Orleans Parish and are 18 and older.

Library Scholarships Help Couple Get Their High School Diplomas

Last month, 48-year-old Wanda Sanders accomplished a decades-long goal when she received her high school diploma, thanks in part to the New Orleans Public Library and the advice of her husband — who did the same thing a year before.
Read more about their journey and how you, too, can further your education for free with the Library here.

Story Trails are Here

Follow a story along our new Story Trails. Story Trails combine movement and literacy and allow families to experience storytime outdoors at your own pace. Weather permitting, Story Trails are set up outside of Alvar Library, Algiers Regional Library, Central City Library, the Children’s Resource Center Library, East New Orleans Regional Library, and Norman Mayer Library during operating hours in June and July.

To ensure that a Story Trail will be out for your visit, please call the Library location ahead of time.