The Concord Library will be closed from November 9-29, 2020 for improvements and repairs to the second floor of the building. This is a planned refresh of the flooring, which is old, worn and also contains asbestos. For the safety of staff and patrons, the building must be closed during the asbestos abatement process. The building is owned by the City of Concord, which is funding the repairs.
“We are grateful for our successful, ongoing partnership with the City of Concord,” said Interim County Librarian Alison McKee. “They have made a number of improvements and upgrades to the building in recent years that make the library more enjoyable for patrons and staff.”
The book drop will not be open and holds will not be available for pickup during the closure. Library materials not picked up by the end of the day on Saturday, November 7 will remain on the shelf and can be collected when the library reopens on Monday, November 30. The hold period will be extended an extra week to Monday, December 7.
During the closure, patrons may place holds and pick them up via Front Door service at the nearby Clayton or Martinez libraries or any other Contra Costa County Library.
The City also recently completed improvements to the exterior of the library, by removing the courtyard wall. The library and the landscaping are now more visible from the street.
For general questions regarding services available during the closure, please call