Upper Tampa Bay Library Construction: What To Expect
Construction is set to begin at the library. Here's what you'll need to know.
After construction is complete at the Upper Tampa Bay Library there will be 12,000 more square feet added to the building located at 11211 Countryway Blvd.
The additional space will mean a new, larger children’s room, a bigger community room, increased study space, more space for computers and a bigger book store.
The $2.1 million construction project shouldn't disrupt library goers too much, however some portions will be blocked off, said said Swati Bose, manager of Hillsborough County architectural services.
Until the library expansion is complete, library goers will need to contend with a few changes. According to Hillsborough County, here's what to expect during construction:
- The library will maintain its regular hours of operation throughout construction: Monday through Wednesday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Thursday 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Sunday 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- Traffic patterns into, out-of, and through the parking lot may be redirected at times to accommodate various phases of the construction process, and some parking spaces may be restricted for safety.
- Some portions of the library will be partitioned off from time-to-time and some shelving and collections will be relocated to ensure safety for library patrons while interior renovations are made.
- Drive-up book returns will remain accessible during most of the construction process. For safety, access to the book returns will be restricted during the initial phase of the project when the front portion of the parking lot is closed for installation of new sewer lines.
- Construction activities will create a noisier environment than is typical at the library, but this will be minimized when possible.
If you have questions about the construction call 813-635-5400.