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Central Library Prepares to Close for Renovation

The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System has announced the closing date for the Central Library, located in downtown Atlanta. 

The Central Library and Library System Headquarters will close to the public, as of Monday, July 2, 2018, to begin extensive renovation work, as part of the Library’s Capital Improvement Program, Phase II project.  The last day of service at the Central Library will be Sunday, July 1, 2018 for the regularly scheduled hours of 2 – 6 p.m.

Cooper Carry contracted with Fulton County to provide design services for the Central Library renovation project. Heery/Russell is the program management team. A request for proposals (RFP) for construction and engineering services is expected to be released by Fulton County in the coming days.

“The closing of our Central Library [and Library System Headquarters] will kick off an extensive renovation project that we expect will take 18 months to complete.  The result will be a completely reimagined space that will transform and modernize the downtown Atlanta library, while improving service delivery, and creating a community gathering space that can serve all of Fulton County for years to come,” said Dr. Gabriel Morley, Director of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System. “While we know the closing will bring some inconvenience, the result will be well worth it.”

Renovations are expected to take 18-24 months to complete. During construction various aspects of the services available only at the Central Library will be moved to neighboring locations.  Final plans for relocated services will be available at www.afpls.org when temporary work spaces are finalized. 

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).