Ahead of planned renovations as part of the 2021 bond, the Richardson Public Library will close at 6 p.m. Sept. 9 while it relocates to the temporary City Hall.

The planned closure will last for a little over a month, with a proposed reopening date in the new location in mid- to late October, according to a city news release. Once the relocation is complete, normal library services will be available at the temporary City Hall, which is located at 2360 Campbell Creek Blvd.

Two-minute impact

During the closure, services requiring access to the building, such as a notary or 3D printing, will be unavailable until the library reopens in October. However, the digital library will remain open for library card holders to access.

According to the news release, individuals can apply for a 60-day digital-only card that will provide access to online services. Those with research or reference questions will be able to reach library staff by calling 972-744-4350 during the library’s normal hours, except for Sept. 15, which is an in-service day for staff.

Dig deeper

Residents wishing to check out physical materials during the temporary closure will be able to do so from the Allen, Garland, Lewisville and Plano libraries, which offer free library cards to those with a Richardson address. There are also TexShare library cards that grant free, limited borrowing privileges from certain libraries, including those in Dallas.

More information on the temporary library closure is available through the city’s website.

City offices and functions have moved to a temporary location because of a fire on Aug. 22, 2022, that damaged the old City Hall. City officials anticipate the library will be in the temporary space until work is completed in 2025.