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Michele M. Dupey, MLIS
Public Information Officer

Jersey City Free Public Library
472 Jersey Avenue
Jersey City, NJ  07302
201-547-4579

Main Library Closure CHANGED

Main Library Closure CHANGED to These Dates:  Friday, May 22, Saturday, May 23 & Tuesday, May 26
Criolla Closed
, as of Tuesday, May 12

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   May 12, 2015 – In order to stay in compliance with the law, the environmental company must reissue a new initial 10-day notice to the New Jersey Department of Labor and New Jersey Department of Health, because the current one expired, due to a delay in scheduling.

The Main Library in Jersey City, 472 Jersey Avenue, will now close on Friday, May 22; Saturday, May 23; and Tuesday, May 26.

Biblioteca Criolla, the Spanish department on the 4th floor of the Main Library, has closed as of today, Tuesday, May 12, due to the extensive and ongoing construction of new barrier-free restrooms on the 4th floor. Criolla will be closed up until the full Main Library closure on Friday, May 22.

Read more: Main Library Closure CHANGED

 

Main Library Closed for Phase II Renovations

Main Library Phase II Renovation Kicks In Full-Force:  ENTIRE Main Library Closes from May 15-19

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   May 7, 2015 – When the Jersey City Free Public Library’s Lending Department, on the second floor of the Main Library, closed for four months starting Monday, May 4 as part of the continued renovation of the Main Library, it was only a matter of time that the entire building would need to close for a short while, as Phase II moved forward.

For Phase II (renovating the Lending Department), the Main Library, 472 Jersey Avenue, will be closed from Friday, May 15, 2015 until Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

“The entire building will be closed for asbestos abatement and demolition within the Lending Department,” explained Helena Ruman, AIA, the Library’s architect for the project.

Read more: Main Library Closed for Phase II Renovations

Lending Department Closes for 4 Months Due to Main Library Renovations

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   April 29, 2015 – Effective Monday, May 4, 2015, the Lending Department (ONLY) at the Main Library, 472 Jersey Avenue in Jersey City, will close for a period of four months, due to the ongoing renovations since late October 2014. Lending’s closure marks the beginning of Phase III. All other departments expect to remain open during the four months.

The Lending Department will remain open until Saturday, May 2, at 5 p.m., its regular closing time. Library patrons with due dates later than May 2 of items borrowed from Lending can bring back any library materials to all branches, including the Bookmobile.

Read more: Lending Department Closes for 4 Months Due to Main Library Renovations

 

West Bergen Branch Closed Until Further Notice

West Bergen Branch Closed Today, Thursday, April 9,  Until Further Notice

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   April 9, 2015 – The West Bergen Branch, 475 West Side Avenue, of the Jersey City Free Public Library has closed today, Thursday, April 9, 2015, until further notice.

West Bergen had reopened for roughly one week from its last closure on March 24; however, the problems of an older building just cannot be surmounted at this time. This storefront branch library has had different problems in the past and library administration, along with city officials, are looking for a suitable replacement space.

“We are very sorry that a full closure of an undetermined time period cannot be avoided,” said Chief Librarian Hussein Odeh.

Read more: West Bergen Branch Closed Until Further Notice

West Bergen Branch Closed Today, Tuesday, March 24

West Bergen Branch Closed Today, Tuesday, March 24 Possible Longer Closure When Problem is Known

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   March 24, 2015 – The West Bergen Branch, 475 West Side Avenue, of the Jersey City Free Public Library has closed today, Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

This storefront branch library has had different problems in the past and library administration, along with city officials, are looking for a suitable replacement space.

It is not yet known how long the West Bergen Branch Library will be closed, since appropriate technicians have been brought in to review the problem.

“As always, we know this is an inconvenience for our patrons, but it cannot be avoided,” said Chief Librarian Hussein Odeh. “We will let the public know when our investigation is complete.”

Read more: West Bergen Branch Closed Today, Tuesday, March 24

 

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