Lenox and 114th Street

Digging the subway under Lenox Avenue. Note the water in the foreground.

Library Closing (Temporarily)

Dear Patron,

The New York Public Library’s Harlem Library will close for approximately three months, beginning January 30, to facilitate improvements to the building, including replacing the branch’s flooring and painting the branch. The branch is expected to reopen in spring 2023.During this temporary closure, patrons are encouraged to use the following nearby branches:George Bruce Library (518 West 125th Street)  Harry Belafonte–115th Street Library (203 West 115th Street)  Aguilar Library (174 East 110th Street)  

All items on hold after January 28 may be picked up at Harry Belafonte–115th Street Library. Future holds can be sent to an alternative location selected by patrons using their account on The New York Public Library website

We apologize for this inconvenience and would like to thank all of our patrons for their support and understanding during this temporary closure. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Laurel Hambright

Library Manager, Harlem Library

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