patron service improvement project

Phase IV of Improvement Project to Begin

Beginning in January 2017, the library will embark on phase four of a renovation plan to update the building, make the library accessible to all users and to fulfill our core values of Relevance, Access, Integrity and Leadership.

PSIP III

This phase will remodel the Friends of the Library used bookstore, Secondhand Prose, relocate six study rooms and add three more, and reconfigure the Teen Space to provide collaborative spaces, update furnishings and mitigate noise. It carries on the improvements of the previous Patron Service Improvement Projects, which renovated service points in the central area of the library, the main restrooms, lobby and the Children's Library.

During the project, scheduled for completion in April 2017, the Northeast corner, group study rooms, Southeast study carrels and Secondhand Prose will be closed to patrons.
 

The Patron Service Improvement Project Phase IV will accomplish the following:

  • Reconfigure Secondhand Prose retail space
  • Update lighting and fixtures in Secondhand Prose
  • Relocate six group study rooms
  • Create three additional study rooms
  • Provide collaborative work space
  • Update furnishings in the Northeast corner
  • Mitigate sound
  • Add a printer/copier/scanner to the East End
  • Increase number of electrical outlets and charging stations

Budget

The budgeted costs of $139,240, $686,560 and $67,082 for Secondhand Prose, Northeast corner and Southeast corner, respectively, will be paid with a fund balance transfer.

Additional Information

Patron Service Improvement Project — Phase III

Phase III of Improvement Project-- Completed

As of March 31, 2016, the Children's Library is open.

Beginning in December 2015, the library will embark on phase three of renovations to update the building, make the library accessible to all users and to fulfill our core values of Relevance, Access, Integrity and Leadership.

PSIP III

This renovation focuses on the Children's Library, the Purple Room and the two family restrooms. It carries on the improvements of the 2014 and 2015 Patron Service Improvement Projects, which renovated service points in the central area of the library, the main restrooms, and the lobby. Phase III includes a new layout of the Children's Library, relocation of computer stations, new furnishings and flooring, additional shelving, improved early literacy and play areas, and a self-service area with a printer/copier/scanner and self-checkout machines. The family restrooms will be renovated and a drinking fountain will be added.

Patron Service Improvement Project — Phase II

Phase II of Improvement Project to Begin

Beginning in January 2015, the library will embark on phase two of a renovation project to update the building, make the library accessible to all users and to fulfill our core values of Relevance, Access, Integrity and Leadership.

PSIP II Logo

The 2015 project carries on the improvements of the 2014 Patron Service Improvement Project that renovated service points in the central area of the library. Phase II will include a complete renovation of the public restrooms located in the lobby with new tile and fixtures, making them ADA compliant. During this phase of the construction, patrons will be asked to use the restrooms located in the Children's Library. The Cafe will be inaccessible, as well as the main doors of the Community Room.

Other improvements planned include replacing worn carpeting in the Community Room and main library to match the carpeting from the 2014 renovation. New study carrels, as well as new chairs, will be added to the southeast corner of the library and new CD shelving will replace bins in the multimedia area.

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