Chatham Square Library Closed for ‘Building Repairs’ Until Next Month

Posted on: February 20th, 2020 at 5:06 am by

Photo: NYPL

The Chatham Square Library is currently down for maintenance.

The so-called “building repairs and improvements” are scheduled to last through February 29, with the library itself to reopen the following Monday (March 2).

Until then, borrowers can return books and periodicals to the Seward Park branch just down East Broadway.

The Chatham Square branch of the New York Public Library first opened at 33 East Broadway in November 1903. It ultimately replaced the New York Free Circulating Library that served the neighborhood the prior four years. The library has been integral to the Chinatown community from the beginning, with a circulating Chinese-language collection available since 1911.

The facility was completely renovated in 2001.

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