535 West 179th Street
New York, NY 10033
212-927-3533
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This Location Is Temporarily Closed for Renovations

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Fort Washington Library is undergoing improvements and is not currently open to the public. Sign up for updates about this branch through your account, and learn more about NYPL's capital projects

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Exterior and interior cross-section renderings of the Fort Washington Library renovation.

The ongoing renovation of the century-old Fort Washington Library will create dedicated and flexible spaces for programming and individual reading areas for adults, children, and teens, as well as a remodel of the former custodial apartment on the third floor, transforming it into public space and providing new opportunities for additional programs and services. The library is expected to reopen in spring 2023. 

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About the Library

Interior view of Fort Washington Library

Fort Washington opened to the public in April 1914. Today, the branch continues to be a valuable resource for the community. It offers collections of materials in Spanish, Russian, and other languages, as well as English classes for speakers of other languages.

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