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Four Libraries Close for Renovations - August 8

Now that four more libraries have closed for renovation, part of the ongoing Library Renovation Project, patrons are reminded to transfer hold items, locate a nearby library to return library materials and search for library programs at http://afpls.org/locations or use the Library System’s library locator tool  to search for an alternate library.

The Sandy Springs, Southwest Atlanta, Kirkwood and Washington Park Libraries closed to the public on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, while the Dogwood, Roswell and West End Libraries are scheduled to close to the public on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, to begin extensive renovation work, as part of the Library’s Capital Improvement Program, Phase II project. All seven libraries began exterior construction work earlier this summer in preparation for closing of the branches in August.

The Design/Build team of Hogan Construction and McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture & Chasm Architecture has contracted with Fulton County to provide design, engineering and construction management services for the Group 1 renovation projects and Heery/Russell is the program management team.

“The closing of the seven branches included in Group 1 of the Library Renovation Project is part of a two year effort to redesign and modernize 23 of the County’s 34 libraries. Upgrades will include items like new HVAC systems, roofing, upgraded technology, improved layouts, new shelving, study rooms, ADA accessible restrooms, and more,” said Dr. Gabriel Morley, Director of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System. “While we know the closing of libraries will bring some inconvenience, the result will be well worth it. We look forward to completing the renovations as quickly as possible and re-opening beautifully renovated libraries that can serve their communities more efficiently.”

Renovations are expected to take from 3 – 9 months, depending on size and scope of the project. During construction library service will be available at the following nearby locations:

For Sandy Springs and Roswell Libraries:
• East Roswell Library, 2301 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell 30076
• Alpharetta Library, 10 Park Plaza, Alpharetta 30009
• Milton Library, 855 Mayfield Rd., Milton 30009
• Buckhead Library, 269 Buckhead Ave. NE, Atlanta 30305

For Dogwood, Southwest, Kirkwood, Washington Park and West End Libraries:
• Metropolitan Library, 1332 Metropolitan Parkway, Atlanta 30310
• Southeast Library, 1463 Pryor Road, Atlanta, GA 30315
• Wolf Creek Library, 3100 Enon Road, Atlanta 30331
• South Fulton Library, 4055 Flat Shoals Road, Union City 30291

All dates are subject to change. For up-to-date information on the Library Renovation Project and for information on all libraries being renovated, please visit: http://www.afpls.org/news/2193-library-renovation-project-update or call the renovation hotline at 404-613-READ(7323).