To make improvements to the University Place Pierce County Library and better serve customers the University Place Library, at 7315 27th St. W. will close three hours early on Thursday, June 18, at 6 p.m. and reopen four hours late Friday, June 19, at 2 p.m.
In responding to customer requests, the Pierce County Library System is making the current space more comfortable and convenient. The City of University Place is paying for the renovations to the temporary space.
The renovations will bring people more seats to read, sit and study, as well as more public computers. The Library will also replace worn carpet that was meant to last a couple of years and is now on its third year, with people making 175,000 visits to the small library last year.
Since August 2006, the University Place Library has been serving residents in this temporary location. The small 5,700 square foot library is well-used, especially with the increased usage at all Pierce County Libraries since voters passed a re-authorized levy in November 2006 and with more people turning to the Library for help during the economic downturn.
The new 15,000 square foot UP library is now scheduled to open early 2011. The new library will be in University Place Town Center.
Starting next week people may tour the University Place Civic Building and Library that is now under construction. The free 30 minute tours will run every Monday, starting June 15, at 4:30, 5 and 5:30 p.m. The tours will start at University Place City Hall’s main lobby, 3715 Bridgeport Way West, and then move to the site of the new building.