The word "Closed," and calendar pages reading Sat, May 25, Sun, May 26, and Mon, May 27, on a yellow background.

All Queens Public Library locations will be closed on Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday, May 25; Sunday, May 26; and Monday, May 27.

Our exterior return machines will also be unavailable. We are extending due dates, so any materials due during Memorial Day Weekend will now be due on or after Thursday, May 30.

We have scheduled systems migration and updates during Memorial Day Weekend, including a new automatic renewal service (learn more below).

From 6pm on Friday, May 24 to 9am on Tuesday, May 28, the following WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE:

  • All QPL websites
  • All QPL apps (mobile and tablet)
  • Telephone Reference and Chat with a Librarian
  • Telephone Renewal system
  • Online Databases
  • Digital Media (eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, digital music, and streaming videos)
  • Exterior Return Machines
  • Mobile Library

Note that all customer check-out history prior to Friday, May 24 will no longer be accessible in your account. If you would like to save your check-out history, you can take screenshots of it from your account page on the app or website, or you may contact customer service for assistance.

We apologize for these inconveniences and thank you for your patience while we make improvements to our digital systems. In the future, you can look forward to text notifications and enhanced search capabilities—more information to come soon!

We hope you enjoy the holiday weekend.



Starting Tuesday, May 28, most physical items checked out to your account will be renewed automatically at Queens Public Library!

What is automatic renewal?
This convenient service allows us to renew eligible library materials for you so you don’t need to! If renewal is available, you can keep items longer. Eligible items will automatically renew before they are due, up to three times.

Which items are eligible for automatic renewal?
Most physical items (books, DVDs, audiobooks, CDs, etc.) are eligible for up to three automatic renewals, as long as another customer is not waiting for them.

Which items are NOT eligible for renewal?
An item won’t automatically renew if:

  • The item is requested for hold by another customer.
  • It is a digital material (eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming videos, or music)
  • It is an Interlibrary Loan
  • The item has already been renewed the maximum number of times (three times).

How will I know if an item is automatically renewed?
We will send email notifications to you and the new due date for your item will appear on your account.

Can I still renew items myself?
Yes, you will still be able to renew items by logging in to your account, by using our self-checkout system, or by using our telephone renewal system.