Aging Cooling System Blamed for Reduced Services at Hamilton Fish Park Library this Summer
With summer fast approaching, the NYPL’s Hamilton Fish Park branch staff is taking steps to ensure they don’t find themselves in a Fahrenheit 451 situation.
Due to an aging cooling system, the library is reducing its services, as well as downsizing its footprint for the summer. A few portable air conditioning units will cool a limited area – folks will pretty much only be able to pick up and return materials at this branch (never underestimate the power of interlibrary loan).
Reduced service officially starts today (May 21), but the library has been closed the last four days, so as to reconfigure the space.
The good news is that this is only a temporary hindrance. Full library services are slated to resume on September 20, and the Hamilton Fish Park branch has been given the green light for a full renovation (including a new heating and cooling system) sometime in the foreseeable future.