The Buckhead and Northside libraries will close for renovations next week. Work on the upgrades is expected to last six to nine months.
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Two Atlanta libraries to close for renovations

Two Atlanta libraries will close as part of the Fulton County Library System’s renovation project, officials announced in a news release. 

The Buckhead Library, located on 269 Buckhead Avenue, and the Northside Library, located on 3295 Northside Parkway, are expected to close for the next six to nine months for the renovations, which included new HVAC systems, roofing and technological updates, according to the news release. 


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The renovations are part of the Fulton library system’s two-year effort to modernize 23 of the county’s 34 libraries, Director of the Fulton County Library System Gabriel Morley said in the news release. The improvements are paid for with $275 million that voters approved in 2008, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. 

“While we know the closing of this library will bring some inconvenience, the result will be well worth it,” Morley said. “We look forward to completing the renovations as quickly as possible and re-opening beautiful renovated libraries that can serve the community more efficiently.”

The Buckhead Library will close Thursday, June 20 at 6 p.m. and the Northside Library will close Friday, June 21 at 6 p.m. Residents are may visit the following library locations during construction: 

  • Peachtree Library on 1315 Peachtree St NE in Atlanta
  • Ponce De Leon Library on 980 Ponce De Leon Ave in Atlanta 
  • Northwest Library at Scott’s Crossing on 2489 Perry Blvd in Atlanta

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