The main branch of the Tuscaloosa Public Library will close for 10 days next month as workers renovate the building.

Executive director Jennifer Pearson announced the temporary closure in a release to media Tuesday morning and said it will begin next month on Monday, July 1st.

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Pearson said the renovations include the new roof and HVAC system funded by three local governments, the cities of Tuscaloosa and Northport and the Tuscaloosa County Commission. Crews will also install LED lighting and upgrades to the circulation department that will allow self-checkout and return of some library material.

The closure is expected to last until July 10th with the library reopening on the 11th.

Pearson said although interior access will be closed off, patrons will be able to return materials to the Main Branch exterior book drop, and staff will continue to process eCard applications for digital resource access.

The Weaver Bolden Branch on Lanier Avenue will also remain during this time open, except during the Fourth of July holiday. TPL also offers resources through the Vending Libraries at the Faucett Brothers Activity Center and Northport City Hall.

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