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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.

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:  January 17, 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 January 17, 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) 
  • March 21, 2019 - Completion date

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
  • March 13, 2019 - Completion date

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) 
  • March 22, 2019 - 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 8, 2019 - 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) 
  • March 8, 2019 - 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) 
  • March 8, 2019 - 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
  • March 8, 2019 - Completion date 

Next Steps: 

Construction work has begun or is in process of beginning at all seven libraries in Group 1.  All libraries closed in August 2018.  See above listing for expected completion dates for all branches. 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 will be held February 7, 2019) Expected closing - May 6, 2019
  • Northside Library (2nd and final public meeting will be held February 19, 2019) Expected closing - May 20, 2019
  • Northeast/Spruill Oaks Library (2nd and final public meeting will be held February 25, 2019) Expected closing - April 15, 2019
  • Mechanicsville Library (2nd and final public meeting will be held February 4, 2019) Expected closing - June 24, 2019

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 will be held January 14, 2019 ) Expected closing - March 16, 2019
  • Adamsville-Collier Heights (2nd and final public meeting will be held January 23, 2019) Expected closing - May 6, 2019
  • Cleveland Avenue - (2nd and final public meeting will be held January 28, 2019) Expected closing March 15, 2019
  • Ponce de Leon - (2nd and final public meeting will be held January 29, 2019) Expected closing June 25, 2019
  • College Park - (2nd and final public meeting will be held January 22, 2019) Expected closing July 1, 2019
  • East Atlanta - (2nd and final public meeting will be held February 11, 2019) Expected closing September 16, 2019

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)

  • A contract has been awarded to BuildSmart/Tebarco.
  • Initial Design Phase of the project is complete.
  • Renovations are scheduled to begin in June 2018.
    • East Point Library closing date:  June 5, 2018
    • Fairburn Library closing date:  June 13, 2018
  • Community input gathering meetings were held at each branch in Group 4 to solicit input from residents and library users.  
  • A second round of public meetings were held in March/April 2018 to reveal design plans to the community by the Design/Build team. 
  • East Point Library is now closed (as of June 5, 2018)
  • Fairburn Library is now closed (as of June 13, 2018)

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.  Libraries in Group 4 are expected to re-open in March 2019.  

Independent Renovations

 Hapeville Library

  • Renovated independently, no other branches involved.
  • A contract has been awarded to Albion.
  • Public Meeting for community input, took place on February 26, 2018. Click here for flyer. 
  • A second public meeting to share design plans was held September 27, 2018.
  • Library is expected to close to the public April 12, 2019. 

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 May 22, 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