The ACC Library Additions and Renovations Project includes the renovation of the approximately 63,000 square feet of existing Library and the addition of approximately 19,000 square feet, both spread across two floors. This additional square footage is planned for the east and north side of the existing building thereby facilitating increased area for essentially all of the library service components located on both the first and second floors. This includes the Children Services, Audio/Visual, Young Adult, Computers, Circulation Services, Reference Services, and both Fiction and Non-Fiction collection areas. The expansion will increase the area of the Heritage Room and provide a significant increase in public meeting rooms and areas. Renovation of the existing facility will not only adjust the space dedicated to the various functions, but will provide the opportunity to expand computer technologies, such as wireless networking, into all areas of the Library. The Project also includes a new entrance to improve accessibility from all parking areas and improvements to the library site including landscaping and site work of the storm drainage detention basin.
The project funding includes a $2 Million State Grant as well as the SPLOST 2005 allocated funds. The Project funding also provides for the on-going purchase of library resources (i.e. book collections and audio-visual equipment) to meet annual library requirements.
Project Sponsor: Athens-Clarke County Library
Project Manager: Keith Sanders
Status: August 31, 2012
Construction began on May 23, 2011, and is scheduled for completion April 2013.