Occasionally, Central Library will close early or offer alternate hours of service so that it can host large-scale events in its Grand Lobby, which has a capacity of more than double the Dweck Auditorium. The following dates will offer alternate hours:
Friday November 16, 2018 - the Information Commons will close at 5pm in preparation for Jonathan Franzen on The End of the End of the Earth, the rest of the Central Library will remain open until 6pm
Saturday December 1, 2018 - The Central Library will close at 4pm in preparation for The People's Ball: A Night of Style, Imagination, Freedom and You. The Youth Wing will remain open for access to youth materials and computers until 6pm.