The south entrance to the Troy library is closed for renovation of that area until around Nov. 22. The north entrance to the parking lot will be available during this time. We realize this could be inconvenient for some people who use the south doors, however closing an exit was a better option than closing the library while work is done. Please do not try to access the building from West Main Street but use the north entrance instead. The north entrance will be closed for construction, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 23, at the earliest. During this time, the library can be accessed through the south entrance. There is a ramp for wheelchair and stroller access. The Friends of the Library will not be accepting book donations while their room is closed off during construction.
The Board of Trustees of Troy-Miami County Public Library accepted a bid from C&N Contractors of Springfield to re-construct both library entrances, install a handicap accessible restroom, and upgrade outdoor lighting. The bid was the lowest responsible bid at $124,000 for the south entrance; $20,682 for the north entrance; and $21,225 for a lighting upgrade. Candy Goodall is serving as the architect and will oversee the project.
The north entrance will also include removal of the glass structure and replacement with a metal roof. This entrance is expected to close Nov. 9. The library is working with a company to provide a temporary ramp for the south entrance while the north entrance is renovated.
“Globe” lights around the building will be replaced with more energy-efficient LED fixtures.
These exterior modifications were approved by the city’s planning commission July 27. Tentative construction dates are Sept. 7-Dec. 2. Additional information about the closing of the entrances will be posted on the library’s website as it becomes available.