Library System Prepares to Close Mechanicsville Library for Renovation

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Library System Prepares to Close Mechanicsville Library for Renovation

July 05, 2019

As the Mechanicsville Library, located at 400 Formwalt St., SW, Atlanta 30312 prepares to close for construction, part of the ongoing Library Renovation Project, patrons are reminded to transfer hold items, locate a nearby library to return library materials and search for library programs at or use the Library System’s library locator tool to search for an alternate library.

Mechanicsville Library will close to the public on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 6 p.m. in order to begin extensive renovation work, as part of the Library’s Capital Improvement Program, Phase II project. 

The Design/Build team of Evergreen Construction and McAfee3 Architects has contracted with Fulton County to provide design, engineering and construction management services for the Mechanicsville Library project and Heery/Russell is the program management team.

“The closing of the Mechanicsville Library is part of a two year effort to redesign and modernize 23 of the County’s 34 libraries. Upgrades will include items like new HVAC systems, roofing, upgraded technology, improved layouts, new shelving, study rooms, ADA accessible restrooms, and more,” said Dr. Gabriel Morley, Director of the Fulton County Library System. “While we know the closing of this library will bring some inconvenience, the result will be well worth it.  We look forward to completing the renovations as quickly as possible and re-opening beautiful renovated libraries that can serve the community more efficiently.”

Construction is expected to take approximately six months to complete. During the closure library service will be available at the following nearby locations:

  • West End Library, 525 Peeples Street SW, Atlanta 30310 (NEWLY RENOVATED!)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 409 John Wesley Dobbs Ave., Atlanta 30312
  • Metropolitan Library, 1332 Metropolitan Parkway, Atlanta 30310
All dates are subject to change.