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Press Release: Berkeley North Branch Library Temporary Closure for Renovations and New Construction

From Alan Bern
Monday April 11, 2011 - 03:23:00 PM

Beginning Monday, April 25, 2011, the North Branch will be closed for approximately 12 to 16 months. 

The last open day for public service will be Saturday, April 23rd. 

This is a momentous occasion for the Berkeley Public Library and all of us in the City of Berkeley. We extend our thanks and appreciation to everyone for their support of Measure FF and, since that time, participation in the design process which has brought us to this milestone. 

The Library will continue to post project information and updates on its website at and hopes to see you at the North Branch Library grand re-opening slated for mid-2012. We look forward to bringing you a current code compliant, seismically safe, fully accessible green building with more public space, enhanced historic features, and a new meeting room for library programs and public use. 

Library BranchVan service will begin on Monday, April 25th on Shattuck Avenue at Berryman Street, in front of Live Oak Park Recreation Center. Check out the Library’s webpage or pick-up a North Branch Temporary Closure Guide for more service information during the temporary closure that includes the BranchVan and children’s storytime schedules. 

For more information call 510-981-6195.