Main library to close for five weeks

JERSEY CITY – In the continuation of the $15 million renovation to the Main Library of the Jersey City Free Public Library, this historic building will be closed for five weeks, beginning Monday, Sept. 28, for the installation of new terrazzo tiles and the restoration of existing ones.
The Main Library, 472 Jersey Ave., Jersey City, will be closed from Monday, Sept. 28, through Saturday, Oct. 31. The Bookmobile will be stationed in front of the Main Library on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (Blue Route /, and on Tuesdays and Fridays (Red Route / in the afternoon for both routes. The Main Library will reopen to the public on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015.
“We appreciate our patrons’ patience as we continue to restore the library and perform this necessary work,” said Library Director Priscilla Gardner. “A significant part of the Main Library’s grand beauty has been its Terrazzo floors, which are receiving the proper care they deserve in this restoration.”
Phases 1 and 2 – constructing barrier-free restrooms and the first and fourth floors, and providing the foundation for creation of the Handi-Lift and the new elevator shaft – are in various stages of completion. The Lending Department has received a major overhaul, as well. All of these areas will continually receive attention for full completion, while Phase 3 begins to be implemented.

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