Harvard-Lee Branch Temporarily Closes for Repairs Beginning April 15, 2018

Harvard Lee Branch of the Cleveland Public LibraryAs 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, Harvard-Lee Branch is scheduled to undergo some necessary repair work. As a result, Harvard-Lee is expected to temporarily close starting April 15. During this time, patrons will be directed to the nearby East 131st Street and Mt. Pleasant branches to receive library services.

Harvard-Lee Branch is part of the second wave of repair work scheduled for a total of ten Cleveland Public Library branches in 2018. The Lorain and Glenville 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 is imperative to ensure our facilities are safe, sustainable, and ADA compliant.

Harvard-Lee’s repairs will focus on:

    • ADA accessibility updates
      • Restrooms
      • Signage
      • Drinking fountain
      • Access ramps
      • Moveable circulation desk
    • Reading area lighting improvements
    • HVAC upgrades
      • A/C
      • Heating
      • Exhaust fans
      • Water heater
  • Reroofing
  • Waterproofing

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.”