This is a press release from Bloomfield Township. Press releases are official statements that have not been independently verified.

The Bloomfield Public Library will begin the process of reopening on Monday, May 3 by allowing residents with a library card to access computers for up to 45 minutes with an appointment. Library operations throughout the COVID-19 health crisis have been adjusted to ensure safety of patrons and library staff.

Masks will be required of anyone that comes into the library. To schedule an appointment to use a computer, call 973-566-6200 ext. 219 or use the chat function on the library website at

“I am thrilled to see that our library, which is an outstanding resource for the community is beginning the process of reopening to the public,” said Mayor Venezia. “Throughout the pandemic, our library staff have done an exceptional job of helping residents and creating online programs for children and families to take advantage of.”

Beginning on May 10, the library will allow patrons to browse on the first floor of the library. Anyone under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Seating will not be available in the library and you will be limited to 30 minutes for browsing. Browsing hours will be Monday 1pm-7pm and Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Pickups are still available during normal operating hours.

“In spite of the challenges that our library staff have faced during the health crisis, they have done a phenomenal job at continuing to provide excellent services to our residents,” said Councilwoman and Liaison to the BPL, Jenny Mundell. “After over a year, it is great to see the library begin to reopen to the public and for us to start returning to normal.”