Hyde Park Project

Hyde Park Project

Hyde Park


Status: Construction
Estimated Completion Date: April 2024
Improvement Category: Improved Accessibility
Planning Zone: South East
Estimated Investment: $5.3 million
Project Architect: Emersion

Visit the branch's temporary location in Hyde Park Plaza between Great Clips and H&R Block.

Interested in more details? Read the project updates.

The Hyde Park Branch Library’s temporary location, 3764 Paxton Ave., will close on March 23, 2024, at 6 p.m. Your renovated Hyde Park Branch, 2747 Erie Ave., will reopen in April!

Please visit this page for updates, including a reopening date for the renovated branch when available. The Hyde Park Branch Library project, part of the Facility Master Plan South East planning zone, started in August 2022 and will continue through 2024.

Phase I

The first phase of the project began in August 2022. Crews will improve the branch's sewage and drainage system under the existing parking lot.

Phase II

Crews are working on major accessibility improvement during Phase II of the project, which began September 30, 2022.

Improvements in this phase of the project include:

  • Flat, accessible front and rear entrances
  • New flooring, paint, and furniture
  • Improved and expanded meeting room
  • Improved and expanded rear parking lot
  • Updated children’s area with expanded collection and play elements
  • Larger, centrally-located elevator
  • Unique, built-in aquarium
  • Increased natural light inside the branch
  • Inviting front entrance with views to both floors
  • Flexible seating options
  • New, fully-accessible restrooms


Construction Gallery

Community Presentations

Project Updates

Blog Posts

Hyde Park Branch Next Generation Library Blog Posts

Renovations Starting Soon at Hyde Park Branch

Major accessibility updates coming to Hyde Park Branch with temporary location opening during construction until mid 2023.

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