ALERT: Ongoing Construction Project Around Main Library

The City of South Portland will begin a lengthy utility and streetscape improvement project the first week of April, lasting into the Fall of 2021.

A portion of this project will involve significant work in the library’s parking lot and grounds which will impact how we continue to deliver our services.

You can find the City’s official documentation of this project HERE.

In order to minimize traffic in the Main Library lot and to avoid any full shutdown of library services, we will implement the following changes:

  • Beginning the week of April 5, you will see increasing traffic, construction equipment and activity in and around the Main Library as the contractors begin to mobilize and prep for the project.
  • Beginning on Monday, May 3rd, our curbside service will be relocated to the BRANCH LIBRARY location (155 Wescott Rd).  There will be no pickup options at the Main Library through the end of May and we ask that all users avoid entering the library’s parking lot during this period.  During the month of May, all returns of library materials should be made at the Branch Library.
  • On Tuesday, June 1, we will return our curbside service to the Main Library AND will reopen the Main Library to limited in-person browsing.  This date is contingent on the construction project remaining on its projected schedule and the date may change as the conditions around us call for it.

Questions?  Concerns?  Let us know!

This page will continue to be updated as the project progresses and as our plans change.


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