EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, will be closed to the public May 16-22 in preparation for Phase II of the library’s ongoing renovation project.
During the closure, ELPL’s collections, services and staff work areas will be moved into the newly renovated north side of the building. This will allow construction crews to begin renovation work on the south side of the building.
Items will not be due during the closure. All digital resources and an external book drop will remain available to patrons. StoryTime, BabyTime, ToddlerTime and the Teen After School Drop-In Program will be hosted at All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road. The ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio; located on the second floor of the East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Ave.; will remain open with normal hours during the library closure. The space will serve as a drop-off and hold pick-up location for items. For hold pick-up items, patrons will need to request that their hold be sent to the ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio by responding to their hold pick-up notice. The ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio will also house a small number of public computers for patrons in need of internet access. The ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio hours are Tuesdays from noon-6 p.m., Wednesdays from noon-8 p.m., Thursdays from noon-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
When the library re-opens on May 23, library services and approximately one-third of the library’s collection will be accessible to patrons on the north side of the building. The temporary main entrance will be the former meeting room entrance, located at the northeast corner of the library’s public parking lot. Additionally, the library’s external book drop will be moved from the half circle drive on the south side of the building to the north side of the public parking lot.
“We would like to thank patrons for their continued patience during the ongoing renovation project,” said ELPL Director Kristin Shelley. “In the end, it will all be worth it. We look forward to unveiling the completed improvements in September of this year.”