Carnegie West Branch to Temporarily Close for Repairs

As part of a system-wide effort to ensure Cleveland Public Library’s branch libraries are safe, accessible, and positioned to serve the Cleveland community well into the future, Carnegie West Branch is scheduled to undergo some necessary repair work. As a result, Carnegie West is expected to temporarily close from mid-July to early September. During this time, patrons will be directed to the nearby Lorain and Fulton branches to receive library services.

Carnegie West is part of the third wave of repair work scheduled for a total of ten Cleveland Public Library branches in 2018. The Lorain, Glenville, Harvard-Lee, and Jefferson branches have already undergone maintenance work, and additional branches will follow on a rolling basis. While some of the resulting repairs may not be immediately noticeable on sight, this maintenance work is imperative to ensure our facilities are safe, sustainable, and ADA compliant.

Carnegie West’s repairs will focus on:

  • ADA accessibility updates
    • Restrooms
    • Ramp
    • Signage
    • Handrails
    • Drinking fountain
    • Wall repairs
  • HVAC upgrades
    • A/C
    • Heaters
    • Insulation
    • Piping
    • Air pumps and handlers
  • New foyer flooring

To learn more about the Library’s ambitious, multiyear capital project to revitalize its neighborhood branch libraries, read “Setting the Stage for the Library’s Next 150 Years.