Jefferson Branch Temporarily Closes for Repairs Beginning April 18, 2018

Jefferson 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, Jefferson Branch is scheduled to undergo some necessary repair work. As a result, Jefferson is expected to temporarily close, starting on April 18. During this time, patrons will be directed to the nearby South and Carnegie West branches to receive library services.

Jefferson 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 work is imperative to ensure our facilities are safe, sustainable, and ADA compliant.

Jefferson Branch’s repairs will focus on:

  • ADA accessibility updates
    • Restrooms
    • Clearer signage
    • Drinking fountain
    • Moveable circulation desk
  • New after-hour book return
  • Window and wall repairs
  • Stair and handrail repairs
  • Roof replacement
  • Waterproofing
  • HVAC updates (ductwork and circulation updates)

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.