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Library Closings

Holiday Closings

  • 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


Woodstock Library

  • The Woodstock Library will be closed from September 1, 2014 until late 2016 for an extensive renovation. During this period we encourage you to visit the following branches: Morrisania Library at 610 East 169th Street, Melrose Library at 910 Morris Avenue and the Hunt's Point Library at 877 Southern Boulevard. Hold requests that are received while we close may be picked up at the Hunt's Point Library located at 877 Southern Boulevard. To select another location, login to your account online or speak to a library staff member.


Donnell Library Center

  • The Donnell Library is expected to reopen Winter 2015.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

  • October 30
    Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division Closed on 10/30/14

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 early, 2015. 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.