Main Library Renovations 2018-2019

The library is partnering with Kovert Hawkins Architects and DK Constructors on the renovation of the Main Library in 2018—2019.

Temporary Access Restrictions

The following areas are unavailable either temporarily or permanently:

  • North Program Room – unavailable through June 6, 2019
  • South Program Room – unavailable for the duration of the renovation
  • Gates Computer Lab – unavailable for the duration of the renovation
  • South entrancepermanently closed; emergency exit only

Please note that the meeting rooms at the Clarksville Branch are available for public use during this time, and many Main Library programs have been relocated there. You can use these links to reserve a meeting room or view our online calendar.

Fast Facts

Total Project Budget $1,515,046
Construction Contract Amount $898,230
Estimated Completion June 2019

List of Features

  • New Makerspace and Recording Studio with office and storage room
  • New Meeting Room in Non-Fiction
  • New Seating in Stack Areas
  • 2 new Study Rooms
  • New periodical and reference shelving
  • Replace security camera system
  • New Circulation desk
  • Remove Reference desk
  • 2 new mobile staff kiosks
  • Replace lighting fixtures with LED throughout building
  • New charging station
  • Replace door hardware on exterior doors
  • Automatic door operators at select interior doors
  • HVAC: modify ductwork, add dampers and sensors
  • Renovate exterior fountain to new planting beds with bike racks
  • New family restroom
  • Replace countertop on Youth Services desk
  • Replace flooring in north Computer Lab and main entrance
  • New door entry at Staff Workroom
  • New RFID self checkout kiosks
  • New RFID security system