Saturday, May 18, 2024

The Central Square Branch of the Cambridge libraries closes Monday for renovations and will stay closed until the fall. (Photo: Christopher Schmidt)

The Central Square Branch of the Cambridge libraries will close immediately after the Fourth of July for repairs, renovations and upgrades to its heating and cooling systems — a project expected to be done in the fall.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. In order to perform the work safely and expeditiously, it is necessary to close the building to the public,” said a city press release issued Thursday from Ini Tomeu, the city’s public information officer.
The branch’s Literacy Center will move to the Cambridge Main Library, at 449 Broadway, during renovation.

“We expect to pack, move and install the center during the first full week of July, and have it ready to re-open to the public on Monday, July 19,” Tomeu wrote. “In the Community Room on L2, you’ll find the computers, collections, volunteers and staff who are integral to the Literacy Center’s success.”

For information on the renovations, Tomeu suggested people contact Karen Brown, assistant director of library public services, by calling (617) 349-4032 or by e-mailing her at [email protected]. For information on the Literacy Center, the contact would be Maria Balestrieri at (617) 349-4013 or [email protected].

Information on the other six library branches is at

This post was written from a press release.