The Seminole Heights Branch Library, located at 4711 Central Avenue, will close at days end today - Wednesday, Oct. 31 - for the upcoming demolition and construction of a new replacement library. This heavily-used neighborhood library will be rebuilt in the same location, tripling its size to meet the needs of the community.
When it is completed, the new two-story, 22,000-square-foot library will include:
- a large community room that can be divided into two rooms
- small meeting and study rooms
- many more public Internet computers
- a computer lab
- children’s department
- teen room
- additional parking
In 2010, the County purchased approximately a half-acre of additional adjoining property from the Hillsborough County School Board to provide an enlarged 1.2 acre site for the new library. Construction for the project, funded through the Capital Improvement Program at $3,878,080, is expected to be complete in late 2013.
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While the new library is being built, customers are encouraged to use the following nearby libraries:
- North Tampa Library at 8916 North Boulevard
- C. Blythe Andrews Library at 2607 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
- Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Library at 1505 Nebraska Ave.
- John F. Germany Library at 900 N. Ashley Drive
For more information on locations, hours and services at Hillsborough County libraries, visit hcplc.org or call 813-273-3652.
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