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Auburn Avenue Library to close for expansion


Atlanta’s Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History will temporarily close on July 19 for renovation and expansion.


The 56,000-square-foot library renovation and expansion of the current library located at Auburn Avenue and Courtland Street, is just one part of the “Library Building Program” that is currently underway.


When the renovation and expansion are complete, some of the features of the renovated design will include an auditorium on the ground floor with state-of-the-art presentation equipment, expanded gallery and program space and expanded and improved archives.

JWRA / Freelon, a joint venture of J. W. Robinson & Associates and Freelon Group, Inc. has contracted with Fulton County to provide design and engineering services for the new library. Heery/Russell is the program management team.


“Construction for the expansion and renovation will take approximately 12 months, and the reopening of the renovated and expanded research library is expected to be in the fourth quarter of 2015,” said Kelly Robinson Vann, library spokesperson.  


During construction Auburn Avenue Research Library services will be available at the Central Library at One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta 30303, on the corner of Carnegie Way and Forsyth Street.

The other part of the building program includes adding a green building design and sustainability features. The library says those are priorities for the library-building project.


For more information, visit or call 404-730-1977.



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