Millhopper Branch Library partially closed starting May 3

Press release from Alachua County Library District

The Millhopper Branch will be partially closed starting Monday, May 3, for painting and recarpeting. The branch will only be open for holds pickup Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday 12-5 p.m. Browsing, computer appointments, and copier services will not be available for approximately four weeks.

Patrons are encouraged to pick up their holds from another location and return materials to other branches while the Millhopper Branch is undergoing refurbishments. Patrons can log into their online accounts, view their hold requests, and change the pickup location for any items. Browsing, computer appointments, and outside services will continue at all other library branches.

Patrons who wish to continue to pick up materials from Millhopper Branch will be able to do so at the meeting room entrance during the closure. Patrons will be able to walk in to pick up their materials and then exit the building. 

  • I’m sure it was supply chain issues related to Covid that kept them from doing these nice renovations when the library was closed for everyone…🙄
    So, now, they are just showing us even more how very irrelevant the library is…
    I hope voters will remember this when we get our tax bills and get to vote for more of this nonsense…
    I remember going to the library all the time when I was growing up. It was a big deal.
    These days, I only go there to vote…

  • Our libraries were closed for a substantial time. My guess is this was not as much a supply chain issue as poor planning. We have paid our normal tax allocation for last year and this year. The most affected by this additional closure is those that don’t have access to computers.

    I’ve used this library extensively for research over the last 12 years after retirement. My observations have revealed a very substantial need for very beneficial services for many seeking employment to fill out applications online. I’ve watched small business owners using these services to apply for contracts. Parents use it to help their children provide information for school reports.

    Kathy, our County must do a better job on providing these services. I do respect your opinion and know that the failure to serve our public is basically due to overly extreme measures regarding the pandemic.

    All this work was doable during the Covid period.

    Just my thoughts!

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