BARTRAM TRAIL BRANCH LIBRARY SCHEDULED TO CLOSE TEMPORARILY IN MID-MARCH, 2020
Improvement project updates library carpeting.
The Bartram Trail Branch Library, part of the St. Johns County Public Library System, is set to temporarily close at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 for a carpet replacement project.
The 14,980 square foot library, which opened in 1997, will undergo a project to replace all carpeting, which is over 20 years old. Because this project addresses the entire building, the branch must remain closed to staff, volunteers, and patrons throughout its duration. Work is anticipated to last approximately 3 weeks with an expected reopen date in April 2020.
During the closure, one of the bookmobiles will be manned by Bartram Trail Branch staff in the library’s parking lot for holds pickup and item returns.
Beginning Wednesday, March 18, the BT Annex Bookmobile hours will be:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Due to space constraints, the BT Annex Bookmobile will have a limited browsing collection.
Dan Markus, Bartram Trail Branch Manager, says, “We understand that this disruption shortly after our closure over the summer will be a great inconvenience to our patrons. We hope our patrons will stop by and use the bookmobile to place and pickup holds. Our staff will be happy to help you find what you need.”
Patrons are advised that no items will be due during the closure and an after-hours book drop will not be provided.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I use the BT Annex Bookmobile to place and pickup holds during the closure?
All existing holds scheduled for Bartram Trail Branch pick up will be temporarily transferred to the BT Annex Bookmobile stationed in the library’s parking lot. If you are notified that your Bartram Trail Branch hold is ready for pick up, it will be on the BT Annex Bookmobile. For new holds, choose the “BT Annex” Bookmobile as your pickup location. Of course, Bartram Trail Branch staff working on the BT Annex Bookmobile are available to assist you with placing and picking up holds during the closure.
What are the operating hours of the BT Annex Bookmobile?
During the closure, one of the bookmobiles will be manned by Bartram Trail Branch staff in the library’s parking lot for holds pickup and item returns. The BT Annex Bookmobile will be open to the public Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Tuesday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Due to space constraints, the bookmobile will have a limited browsing collection.
I'm a Bartram Trail Branch patron; can I place and pickup holds at another library branch?
Yes. During the closure, you can place and pickup holds at any other St. Johns County Public Library branch. To do this, log in to “My Account” and change the pickup location of your desired holds. All holds scheduled for pickup at the Bartram Trail Branch will be extended until the library reopens and automatically transferred to the BT Annex Bookmobile.
Where should I return my items?
No items will be due during the closure and there will not be an after-hours bookdrop. Please return your items to the BT Annex Bookmobile during its operating hours or to any other St. Johns County Public library or bookmobile.
What about storytimes?
We encourage you to enjoy one of the storytimes at our other five branches or bookmobiles. To find a storytime for your family, visit our storytime calendar.
What about donations?
Staff will be unable to accept donated materials until the library reopens.