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The New York Public Library will be closed August 30th through September 1st in observance of Labor Day.

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


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.

Donnell Library Center

  • The Donnell Library is expected to reopen Winter 2015.

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


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.