The San Carlos Library is closing to make way for six months of renovations but a temporary space on the second floor of the current building will offer bibliophiles access to limited services.
The library will close its doors at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18 with plans to reopen in early November 2013. On May 28, a temporary library will offer browsing of high-demand items, checkout and return of library materials, holds, access to public computers, printing and limited library programming.
The improvement project will reconfigure the existing layout into a more functional library with specific space for teens, quieter reading and study areas, displays of new books, clustered public computers, an expanded children’s room, toddler-appropriate computers, self-check stations and a “colorful, fresh ambiance,” according to an announcement of the planned closure.
The temporary hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The library will be closed Friday and Sunday. Bookmobile services will be offered from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. the third Sunday of every month.