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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 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. 

Most recent updates were made:  June 21, 2018

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 June 21, 2018):
**All dates are tentative and subject to change.**

 Sandy Springs Library Construction

  • April - August 2018 - Exterior work to all libraries in Group 1. (Roof repairs, pressure washing, gutters, exterior paint, brick repairs, tree removal, fencing) 
  • August 8, 2018 - Close to the public
  • Late February 2019 - Re-open Sandy Springs Library

Dogwood Library Construction  

  • 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
  • Late November (2018): Re-open Dogwood Library

Southwest Library Construction

  • April - August 2018 - Exterior work to all libraries in Group 1. (Roof repairs, pressure washing, gutters, exterior paint, brick repairs, tree removal, fencing) 
  •  August 8, 2018 - Close to the public
  • Late February 2019 - Re-open Southwest Library

Roswell Library Construction

  • 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
  • Late February 2019 - Re-open Roswell Library

Kirkwood Library Construction

  • April - August 2018 - Exterior work to all libraries in Group 1. (Roof repairs, pressure washing, gutters, exterior paint, brick repairs, tree removal, fencing) 
  •  August 8, 2018 - Close to the public
  • Late November (2018): Re-open Kirkwood Library

Washington Park Library Constructio

  • April - August 2018 - Exterior work to all libraries in Group 1. (Roof repairs, pressure washing, gutters, exterior paint, brick repairs, tree removal, fencing) 
  •  August 8, 2018 - Close to the public
  • Late November (2018): Re-open Washington Park Library

West End Library Construction 

  • 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
  • Late November (2018): Re-open West End Library

Next Steps: 

Exterior work to all libraries in Group 1 has begun. Closing dates have been scheduled.  See above listing for specific closing and re-opening dates for each library. 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 is in the initial design phase.
  • Public meetings were held in March/April 2018.
  • The Design team is working on designs for each of the five libraries in Group 2 
  • Renovations are expected to begin in 2018.
  • Public meetings to unveil design plans will be held later this year (2018).

Libraries included in Group 2 (click here for community input meeting dates):

Next Steps: 

Public meetings were held for the Group 2 libraries in March/April 2018 to gather community input and recommendations for the Design/Build team. The design team will revisit all library branches to reveal design plans to community and gather additional input. 

Group 3

Update on selected vendors and public meetings:

  • Bids have been received for the Group 3 project.
  • A selection is expected to be made at the end of June 2018. 
  • Renovations are expected to begin in 2019.

Libraries included in Group 3:

  • Adams Park
  • Adamsville-Collier Heights
  • Cleveland Avenue
  • Ponce de Leon
  • College Park
  • East Atlanta

 Group 4

 Update on selected vendors and public meetings:

  • 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.    

East Point Library is now closed (as of June 5, 2018)
Fairburn Library is now closed (as of June 13, 2018) 

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. 

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 scheduled to close July 2, 2018 

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