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Library Closings

Holiday Closings

  • August 30 - September 1 (Labor Day)
  • October 13 (Columbus Day)
  • November 11 (Veterans Day)
  • November 27 (Thanksgiving Day)
  • December 24 (Christmas Eve)
    All locations will close at 5:00 PM
  • December 25 (Christmas Day)
  • December 31 (New Year’s Eve)
    All locations will close at 5:00 PM

Other Closings

Bronx

Allerton Library

  • Please note that the Allerton Library will be closed from Monday, June 23rd through Saturday, June 28th in order to facilitate branch improvements. Service is expected to resume on Monday, June 30th.

    During this time you may visit the Van Nest Library, located at 2147 Barnes Avenue (near Pelham Parkway South).

Manhattan

125th Street Library

  • The 125th Street Branch Library is temporarily closed to facilitate branch improvements. For the duration of the closing, items requested for pickup at 125th Street will instead be delivered to the nearby Harlem Branch, located at 9 West 124th Street. You may select an alternate pickup location for any items not already arrived or in transit to the Harlem Branch Library.

Columbus Library

  • The Columbus Branch will temporarily close beginning Monday June 30th to facilitate electrical upgrades as well as install new furniture. The branch is expected to reopen Monday July 14th. During this temporary closure, we encourage you to vist the following nearby branches: Riverside Library 127 Amsterdam Avenue ( at West 65th Street). Muhlenberg Library 209 West 23rd street (Near 7th Avenue). Hold request that are received while we are closed may be picked up at the nearby Riverside Library located at 127 Amsterdam avenaue (at West 65th Street).

Donnell Library Center

  • The Donnell Library is expected to reopen Winter 2015.

Grand Central Library

  • Grand Central Library will be closed temporarily beginning July 7, 2014, in order to facilitate necessary upgrades to the building. The branch is scheduled to reopen July 14, 2014.

    During this temporary closure, hold requests may be picked up at the nearby 58th Street Library located at 127 East 58th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues (212-759-7358).

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

  • CLOSED FOR SUMMER -- REOPENS 09/02/14

Terence Cardinal Cooke-Cathedral Library

  • The Cathedral Library closed temporarily, beginning on January 6th, 2014, to facilitate necessary repairs to the building's facade. The branch is scheduled to reopen in September, 2014. During this temporary closure, we encourage you to visit the following nearby branches:

    *58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street (between Park & Lexington Aves.)
    *Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street (between Lexington & Third Aves.)

    During the time your hold requests can be picked up at Grand Central Library at 135 East 46th Street (between Lexington & Third Aves.); Grand Central Library can be reached at (212) 621-0670.