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Library Renovation Project Update

The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System continues to make progress on the Library Building Program and has begun Phase II of the plan and the renovation of 23 library branches, as well as, the system's downtown Atlanta Headquarters, Central Library. The renovation project is expected to take place through mid-late 2020.  

Below is a list of each of the libraries being renovated, broken down into groups. The groups were created to streamline the process and in no way indicate an order of how the libraries will be renovated. The groups below may run concurrently, once construction begins, depending on the needs of the library system and the communities each library serves. 

Click here for an "at-a-glance" view of libraries closed or closing for renovation in 2019.

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Please note:  All completion dates indicated below ARE NOT the re-opening dates.  Those dates will be announced once the re-opening events have been scheduled. 

Most recent updates were made:  May 23, 2019

Group 1 | Group 2 | Group 3 | Group 4 | Central Library | Hapeville | Remodel Projects

Group 1

Update on selected vendors and public meetings:

  • A contract was awarded to Hogan Construction.
  • Public meetings were held for each of the seven branches in Group 1.
  • The design team has completed the preliminary designs for seven libraries in group 1. 
  • Public meetings to share designs with residents are now complete. Click the name of each project below to view tentative plans for renovation.
  • Construction team has set tentative closing and reopening dates for each of the seven branches.  Please note all closing dates are subject to change. 

Construction Update for Libraries in Group 1 (as of April 26, 2019):
**All dates are tentative and subject to change.**

 Sandy Springs Library Construction - NOW CLOSED (AS OF AUGUST 8)

  • April - August 2018 - Exterior work to all libraries in Group 1. (Roof repairs, pressure washing, gutters, exterior paint, brick repairs, tree removal, fencing) 
  • May 2, 2019 - Expected completion date - REOPENING DATE COMING SOON

Dogwood Library Construction  -  NOW CLOSED (AS OF AUGUST 21)

  • Exterior work to all libraries in Group 1. (Roof repairs, pressure washing, gutters, exterior paint, brick repairs, tree removal, fencing) 
  • August 21, 2018 - Closed to the public
  • May 9, 2019 - Expected completion date - REOPENING DATE COMING SOON

Southwest Library Construction  - NOW CLOSED (AS OF AUGUST 8)

  • April - August 2018 - Exterior work to all libraries in Group 1. (Roof repairs, pressure washing, gutters, exterior paint, brick repairs, tree removal, fencing) 
  • May 17, 2019 - Expected completion date

Roswell Library Construction -  NOW CLOSED (AS OF AUGUST 21)

  • April - August 2018 - Exterior work to all libraries in Group 1. (Roof repairs, pressure washing, gutters, exterior paint, brick repairs, tree removal, fencing) 
  • August 21, 2018 - Closed to the public
  • October 17, 2019 - Expected completion date

Kirkwood Library Construction  - NOW CLOSED (AS OF AUGUST 8)

  • April - August 2018 - Exterior work to all libraries in Group 1. (Roof repairs, pressure washing, gutters, exterior paint, brick repairs, tree removal, fencing) 
  • May 20, 2019 -Expected completion date

Washington Park Library ConstructioNOW CLOSED (AS OF AUGUST 8)

  • April - August 2018 - Exterior work to all libraries in Group 1. (Roof repairs, pressure washing, gutters, exterior paint, brick repairs, tree removal, fencing) 
  • May 22, 2019 - Expected completion date

West End Library Construction - NOW CLOSED (AS OF AUGUST 21)

  • April - August 2018 - Exterior work to all libraries in Group 1. (Roof repairs, pressure washing, gutters, exterior paint, brick repairs, tree removal, fencing) 
  • August 21, 2018 - Close to the public
  • May 16, 2019 - Expected completion date 

Next Steps: 

Construction work has begun at all seven libraries in Group 1.  All libraries closed in August 2018.  See above listing for expected completion dates for all branches (completion dates, do not indicate re-opening dates). To view plans for each of the libraries in Group 1, click the Library Project Name above.  

Group 2

Update on selected vendors and public meetings:

  • A contract has been awarded to Evergreen.
  • Group 2 initial design phase is complete.
  • First round of public meetings were held in March/April 2018.
  • The Design/Build team has completed work on designs for each of the five libraries in Group 2.
  • Renovations are expected to begin in Spring 2019.
  • Public meetings to unveil design plans have been scheduled for February 2019 (see dates below).

Libraries included in Group 2 (upcoming design reveal meeting dates):

  • Ocee Library (2nd and final public meeting will be held February 28, 2019) Expected closing - June 3, 2019
  • Buckhead Library (2nd and final public meeting was held February 7, 2019) DELAYED - Closing Soon
  • Northside Library (2nd and final public meeting was held February 19, 2019) Expected closing - May 20, 2019
  • Northeast/Spruill Oaks Library (2nd and final public meeting was held February 25, 2019) Expected closing - April 15, 2019 (delayed)
  • Mechanicsville Library (2nd and final public meeting was held February 4, 2019) Expected closing - June 24, 2019

Click on the branch name above to view renovation design plans.  Plans will be loaded to the site following the branch's 2nd and final public meeting.  To submit comments/suggestions/questions about any of the renovation plans, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to email the Library project team. 

Next Steps: 

Public meetings have been scheduled to reveal design plans for each of the five libraries in Group 2.  Click on the library name above to see the meeting date/time and download the flyer for this second round of public meetings.  The Design/Build team will share plans with the public for the renovation of all five libraries in February 2019.  Libraries will begin preparations for closing, after public meetings are complete.  See above for expected closing dates. 

Group 3

Update on selected vendors and public meetings:

  • A contract has been awarded to the Design/Build team of CT Darnell Construction, 720 designs and CPL Architects.
  •  First round of public meetings were held in September/October 2018.
  •  Design phase of Group 3 libraries is complete.
  •  The Design/Build team has completed work on designs for each of the six libraries in Group 3.
  •  Renovations are expected to begin in 2019.
  •  Public meetings to unveil design plans have been scheduled for February 2019 (see dates below).

Libraries included in Group 3 (upcoming design reveal meeting dates):

  • Adams Park (2nd and final public meeting was held January 14, 2019 ) NOW CLOSED as of April 15, 2019
  • Adamsville-Collier Heights (2nd and final public meeting was held January 23, 2019) Expected closing - August 15, 2019
  • Cleveland Avenue - (2nd and final public meeting was held January 28, 2019) Expected closing - June 13, 2019
  • Ponce de Leon - (2nd and final public meeting was held February 20, 2019) Expected closing July 25, 2019
  • College Park - (2nd and final public meeting was held January 22, 2019) - CLOSING MAY 13, 2019 at 6 pm
  • East Atlanta - (2nd and final public meeting was held February 11, 2019) Expected closing September 30, 2019

 Click on the branch name above to view renovation design plans.  Plans will be loaded to the site following the branch's 2nd and final public meeting.  To submit comments/suggestions/questions about any of the renovation plans, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to email the Library renovation project team. 

 Next Steps: 

Public meetings have been scheduled to reveal design plans for each of the six libraries in Group 3.  Click on the library name above to see the meeting date/time and download the flyer for this second round of public meetings.  The Design/Build team will share plans with the public for the renovation of all six libraries in January/February 2019.  Libraries will begin preparations for closing, after public meetings are complete.  See above for expected closing dates.

 Group 4

Update on selected vendors and public meetings:

(COMING SOON: view photos of construction images for East Point Library and Fairburn Library)

Libraries included in Group 4:

Next Steps: 

Public meetings were held to gather input in 2017. Earlier this year (March/April 2018) another round of meetings were held to share designs with the public and gain further community feedback before moving forward with construction. Construction is scheduled to begin in June 2018.  Fairburn Library is now OPEN!  East Point Library wlll re-open Tuesday, May 28 at 10:30 a.m. 

Independent Renovations

 Hapeville Library

Central Library/System Headquarters

  • Renovated independently, no other branches involved.
  • A contract for design and bridging documents has been awarded to Cooper Carry.
  • Design phase is near completion. 
  • Renovations are expected to begin in the fall of 2018.
  • Public Meetings were held with residents, patrons and stakeholders (October 2017-January 2018). 
  • Survey was completed for Library patrons and employees, prior to project design phase. 
  •  Business Roundtable held with downtown business community.
  • 2nd Community Meeting was held Wednesday, April 11, 2018.  Click here for flyer.
  • Proposed design plans were unveiled to the community during public meeting.  Click here to view plans.
  • Additional Public Meeting held Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Click here for presentation
  • Public Survey on Proposed Changes to building exterior ran April 24 - May 7, 2018 Click here for results
  • Public Comment for this project has closed.  

Next Steps:  

  • Community input gathering is now complete. 
  • A construction RFP has been released to the public.
  • Central Library is now CLOSED (as of July 2, 2018) 
  • Expected completion date is July 21, 2020

Remodel Projects (leased facilities):

  • Peachtree Library
    • Remodeled internally
    • No timeline established as of 8/1/17
  • MLK Library
    • Remodeled internally
    • No timeline established as of 8/1/17