Oro Valley Public Library will close temporarily while new carpet is installed

(TUCSON, Ariz.) – The Oro Valley Public Library, located at 1305 W. Naranja Drive, will be closed Monday, June 4–Monday, June 25. It will reopen on Tuesday, June 26 at 9 am.

During the closure, carpeting throughout the 29,828 square foot building, will be removed and replaced. This includes the five meeting rooms, which offer programming, including popular Storytimes, and quiet study space. The only exception will be the teen room, which received new carpet in 2017.

The closure is expected to last three weeks because the work will involve precision cutting of the carpet around every shelf in the building, which hold more than 93,000 circulating materials and are bolted to the floor.

The after-hours book return chute will remain open. Library staff ask customers to note the following during the closure:

  • All customer holds on the shelf at the time of closure will be held an extra week after the Library reopens on Tuesday, June 26. Customers may request materials be delivered to any other location.
  • Any items that have a due date falling within the three week closure will have until Sunday, July 1 to return materials.

Ruth Grant, Oro Valley Public Library manager, says, “We are thrilled to have our beautiful space re-carpeted, as it is a well-loved and well-used library. The community deserves a library that is kept in good condition.  I’m sure that our customers will understand that the short-term inconvenience is well worth the long-term benefits.”

The Oro Valley Public Library, which has been part of the Pima County Public Library system since 2002, is located at 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Nearby Libraries include:

The Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library will celebrate its 10th anniversary with an all-day, family-friendly event on Saturday, June 9. Oro Valley Public Library customers are encouraged to come join in the festivities! For more information, please call Infoline at (520) 791-4010.

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