The Epiphany Library will be closed temporarily beginning August 15th to facilitate necessary upgrades to the building and its heating and cooling systems. The branch is scheduled to reopen in November 2013. During this construction, patrons are encouraged to visit the following nearby branches:
Kips Bay Library – 446 Third Avenue
Ottendorfer Library – 135 Second Avenue
Muhlenberg Library – 209 West 23rd Street (near Seventh Avenue)
Hold requests can be picked up at Kip’s Bay, 446 Third Avenue (at E 31st St.), tel. (212) 683-2520
Here’s some interesting info about the Library from the Library’s website: The Epiphany Branch of The New York Public Library, once part of the Cathedral Library Association founded by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, has served the Gramercy Park-Stuyvesant Town area since 1887.
The current Epiphany Branch building, an elegant Carnegie Library, opened on September 29, 1907. It was a major neighborhood cultural and educational source until 1982, when it was closed for nearly two years for an extensive expansion and renovation; the restored library opened on July 16, 1984. http://www.nypl.org/locations/tid/24/about