C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Library Expansion / Replacement

Description

The C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library, located at 2607 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., is one of about 30 library facilities under Hillsborough County’s City-County Public Library system. At approximately 8,500 square feet, the current building is considered too small for the number of customers who use the facility.

Hillsborough County sought feedback from residents on what kinds of future amenities and improvements they would like to see in an expanded or new building, and whether there is interest in housing other County services with the library. The new library will remain on the same site and will feature larger meeting spaces, a recording studio, computer lab, a separate children's area, an African American Media Archive, and a Friends of the Library Bookstore.

Cost & Funding

This $7.75 million project is being funded by $7.25 million from the Library Fund, with additional $500,000 provided by State Grant.

Timeline

Demolition of the old facility has been completed. As of October 2017, awaiting a contract award for construction.

Contact

  • Project Manager - Erthel Hill, Real Estate & Facilities Services (813) 272-7008
  • Library Services - David Wullschleger, Operations Manager, Library Services (813) 272-6791

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