Expansion of Martha Cooper Library delayed

(Tucson, AZ) The planned expansion and major renovation of Martha Cooper Library, 1377 N. Catalina Avenue, has been delayed. The Library will not close on June 27, 2022 as previously announced.

Martha Cooper Library will maintain its current hours until further notice: Tuesday through Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm and Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.

Pima County Public Library Deputy Director for Support Services Michelle Simon says, “While the process did not go as expected, the Library is committed to bringing this renovation to fruition.”

The current plan is to reevaluate the bid documents and construction estimates, then reissue the call for solicitations, which is estimated to begin in August 2022. At that point, bids will be collected, evaluated, and—pending bid amounts—accepted. Construction is anticipated to begin in late 2022.

For questions, please contact Michelle Simon: michelle.simon@pima.gov, (520) 594-5654.


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