The West End branch of the Boston Public Library will close for more than two weeks in late August while the building undergoes renovations.
The Boston Public Library announced Wednesday its West End branch at 151 Cambridge Street would be closed beginning Friday, Aug. 10, at 5 p.m. while a new roof is installed on the building. The roof replacement is expected to take just under three weeks and the library is scheduled to reopen Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m.
During the closure, a new boiler will be installed, some exterior painting will be done, and the branch will be connected to the Boston Public Library’s networked energy management system.
Connecting the branch to the library’s energy system will allow the building’s temperature to be controlled from the Copley Square headquarters. Currently, a technician must be dispatched to the branch for changes.
The library is encouraging West End branch patrons to visit other branches during the closure, including the nearby North End branch at 25 Parmenter Street, or the central library in Copley Square.
The library’s Charlestown branch closed Friday, July 6, for four months while the building’s roof and windows are replaced, and other improvements are made.