City of Chicago Walton Street Project Requires One-day Water Shutdown
On Monday, February 17, the Newberry will close owing to a recently planned, day-long shutdown of the building’s water supply. The shutdown is part of the city of Chicago’s water-main installation taking place on Walton between Dearborn and Clark streets. City officials assured the library that the water shutdown will take one day only. Barring any unforeseen events, the Newberry will re-open as usual Tuesday, February 18.
The Newberry regrets having to close the building on Monday, and the inconvenience caused by doing so. The complete unavailability of water in the building for an entire business day provided no alternative.