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Press Release: Construction Starts on Two Berkeley Libraries

From the Berkeley Public Libary
Tuesday May 10, 2011 - 05:03:00 PM

Claremont Branch Library renovation and construction is now underway. Fine Line Construction was awarded a $3,300,000 contract for the branch improvements, which began May 3, 2011. Construction is slated to last 9 to 12 months and branch reopening is anticipated for first quarter 2012. 

North Branch Library renovation and construction is expected to begin on May 17, 2011 with construction projected to last 12 to 16 months and branch reopening expected in the second quarter of 2012. A $4,560,000 construction contract was awarded to BHM Construction for the branch improvements.  

Both branches will be brought up to current code, made seismically safe and fully accessible and are expected to meet the City of Berkeley’s goal for LEED Silver Cer tified library facilities. 

Weekly construction and general branch improvement project updates for both branches will be posted to: 

The Berkeley Public Library thanks the community for its continued support of Measure FF and patience while we work to make these vital and wonderful improvements to your neighborhood branch libraries!