Branch Renovation FAQs

What's going on?
SLCL is in the midst of a capital improvement campaign called Your Library Renewed. We're building new branches and renovating existing buildings over the next few years. The improvements were funded by a 2012 tax increase.

What branches are closing?
In October 2016, three branches will close for construction: Daniel Boone, Bridgeton Trails and Florissant Valley. A complete list of closing dates is available here.

Why is my branch closing?
The remodeling projects are extensive and will involve the entire building. Keeping the staff and public safe is a top priority, and safety would be compromised if the branch remained open during renovation. Renovated branches will be closed for approximately 6-9 months. Some of the upgrades will include the addition of family restrooms, private study rooms, more public computers and quiet, comfortable seating areas.

How long will the renovations take?
Right now we expect the renovations to take approximately 6-12 months at each location. All of the phase II projects are expected to be completed by the end of 2017. The timeline is subject to change based on weather conditions and other factors.

What branch should I go to while my home branch is closed?
A complete list of SLCL locations is available at www.slcl.org/locations. Below are the branches nearest to the closed locations.

Daniel Boone -> Grand Glaize
Bridgeton Trails-> Rock Road
Florissant Valley -> Jamestown Bluffs

How do I place holds while my home branch is closed?
You'll place holds the same way as before via the online catalog or with assistance from a staff person. During branch renovations, you'll need to choose an alternate location to retrieve your hold.

How will I know when my branch is reopening?
Patrons will be notified via email, social media and on the library's website when the renovated branches are reopening. We plan to have reopening celebrations at each of the renovated branches. 

Will the book drops still be open at the closed branches?
No-you'll need to return your items to another open branch during renovations.

What will happen to the staff?
All staff are being reassigned to other SLCL branches during the renovations.

What will happen to the collection?
Collections and equipment from the renovated branches will be housed in an off-site storage facility during construction. Some of the most popular materials will be redistributed to other branches for check-out.

If you have additional questions, please speak with a staff member or submit your comments by using this form.

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