East Atlanta Library to close for renovation

As the East Atlanta Library prepares to close for construction as 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 afpls.org/locations or use the Library System’s library locator tool to search for an alternate library. CONTRIBUTED

The East Atlanta Library located at 400 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta will close to the public at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 in order to begin extensive renovation work, as part of the Library’s Capital Improvement Program, Phase II project.

The Design/Build team of CT Darnell Construction, 720 designs and CPL Architects has contracted with Fulton County to provide design, engineering and construction management services for the East Atlanta Library project and Heery/Russell is the program management team, according to a press release.

“The closing of the East Atlanta Library 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 Gabriel Morley, director of the Fulton County Library System. “While we know the closing of this library 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 beautiful renovated libraries that can serve the community more efficiently.”

Construction is expected to take approximately six months to complete. During the closure library service will be available at the following nearby locations:

  • Peachtree Library, 1315 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 409 John Wesley Dobbs Ave., Atlanta
  • Ponce de Leon Library, 980 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta

All dates are subject to change.

Information: www.afpls.org/news/2193-library-renovation-project-update or 404-613-READ(7323).

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