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Facts About the HFCL Closure

The renovations include

  • Installation of energy-efficient heating, cooling, and ventilation (HVAC)
  • Installation of energy-efficient LED lighting throughout
  • Reorganization of the second floor for better customer service, including more electrical and charging outlets
  • Renovation of the second floor public restrooms
  • Renovation of the east side of the mezzanine to include:
    • Seven group study rooms
    • A large conference room
    • A Makerspace
    • A relocated computer lab and digitization lab
    • Four single person study booths
    • Replacement of the wallpaper
    • Replacement of the carpeting
    • Creation of a snack lounge with vending machines on the first floor
  • Due to the enormity of these projects, we are unable to keep the building open to the public
  • Bonds were sold to finance the HVAC and lighting improvement projects and the Library’s Capital Improvement savings are being used for the other projects.
  • We are unable to accept donations through the end of the closure. Check with Library staff for alternate donation sites
  • We are not accepting new volunteer applications due to the renovation project. For students looking for volunteer hours, the Teen Advisory Group meets monthly at Esper Branch Library, and teens who attend receive 1 volunteer hour per meeting. No registration required

Please contact Library Administration at (313) 943-2037 if you have additional questions.