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Central Library Renovation: November 17

by Gina Perille

NotificationBoylstonEntrance2_300The date has been set for the closing of the Boylston Street entrance to the Central Library in Copley Square. The Boylston Street entrance will close on Monday, November 17. This is a significant milestone in the renovation project. As of November 17, the public will enter the Central Library only via Dartmouth Street. Prior to that date, a ramp will be added to the Dartmouth Street entrance so that there is an accessible way to enter the Central Library.

There will be a significant amount of activity inside the Central Library on November 17 in addition to the closing of the Boylston Street entrance. Children’s services, teen services, and borrower services will begin their move to the McKim building that day. There will be a one-week period when the children’s and teens’ collection of books and computers are unavailable; that will be the week when these items are in transit. The nonfiction collection also moves in November. There will be a two-week period when nonfiction books — other than the newest titles — will be unavailable. Once the move is complete, older nonfiction books will be available as a reserve or hold, or through paging by library staff until the renovated second floor opens (expected in March 2015).

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2 Responses to “Central Library Renovation: November 17”

  1. Lisa Mackres says:

    November 10, 2014

    I am pleased to know that your wonderful institution will receive a makeover very soon. Is it known just when the Boylston Street entrance to The Boston Public Library will re-open after renovations are completed?

  2. Gina Perille says:

    Thank you for your comment and question. The Boylston Street entrance is scheduled to re-open when the entire renovation project is complete, which is estimated to be in the summer of 2016.