UPDATE: Valid proof of COVID-19 vaccination for visitors over the age of 5 is required for entry to indoor exhibition spaces and facilities. Learn more.

Photo of a book in the Mertz Library's rare book room

The Mertz Library has reopened. Learn more about current services and hours.

Mertz Library

Library Hours

Today’s Hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Vaccination Policy: In accordance with “Key to NYC”, effective December 27, all visitors ages 5 and older must show valid proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for entry to indoor exhibition spaces and facilities, NYBG Shop, and dining venues. Face coverings must be worn at all times indoors, except when seated and dining. Learn more.



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