BARTRAM TRAIL BRANCH LIBRARY SCHEDULED TO CLOSE TEMPORARILY IN EARLY-MARCH, 2021
Improvement project updates library roofing.
The Bartram Trail Branch Library, part of the St. Johns County Public Library System, is set to temporarily close at 3:00 pm on Saturday, March 6, 2021, for a roof replacement project.
The 14,980 square foot library, which opened in 1997, will undergo a project to replace the roof, which is over 20 years old. Because this project addresses the entire building, the branch must remain closed to staff and patrons throughout its duration; this includes the parking lot. Work is anticipated to last approximately 7 weeks, with an expected reopening date in late April 2021.
During the closure, an annex location will be staffed by Bartram Trail Branch employees at 725 Flora Branch Blvd., St. Johns, FL 32259.
This location is open for curbside hold pick-up only.
Beginning Wednesday, March 16, the BT Annex hours will be:
Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Due to space constraints and no access to the library building, the BT Annex will not be accepting returns. Patrons are advised that items will not be due during the closure, and no fines will accrue during this time.
Maribeth Beck, Bartram Trail Branch Manager, says, “Bartram Trail Library staff understand this temporary closure will inconvenience patrons during an already unprecedented time, but we are happy to offer a curbside service for holds pickup. If you need assistance, please give us a call, and staff will help you find the perfect book or movie. When the library reopens in April of 2021, it will be with a beautiful new roof to protect us during the upcoming rainy months. Please let us know how we can help you until we are all together again at the library.”
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I use the BT Annex 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 stationed at 725 Flora Branch Blvd. St. Johns, FL 32259. If you are notified that your Bartram Trail Branch hold is ready for pick up, it will be at the BT Annex. For new holds, choose the “BT Annex” as your pickup location. Of course, Bartram Trail Branch staff working at the BT Annex are available to assist you over the phone with placing and picking up holds during the closure. All hold pickups will be held curbside.
What are the operating hours of the BT Annex?
During the closure, an Annex will be staffed by Bartram Trail Branch employees for curbside holds pickup. The address for the Annex is 725 Flora Branch Blvd. St Johns, FL 32259. The BT Annex hours will be Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Due to space constraints, the annex will not be accepting returns and all hold pickups will be conducted curbside.
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.
Where should I return my items?
No items will be due during the closure and we will not have access to the bookdrop. If needed, please return your items to any other St. Johns County Public library or bookmobile.
How does curbside pick up work?
Due to limited space at our annex location, we are solely offering curbside holds pickup. Patrons may still place holds online at www.sjcpls.org or by calling us at 904-827-6960. Once you’ve received your hold notification, come to the BT Annex and park in one of our designated spaces, call 904-827-6960, open your trunk, and remain in your vehicle. A staff member will then gather your items and deposit them in your trunk, along with a receipt with the due dates for your items. Please be advised that none of the items will be due back prior to reopening.
What about donations?
Staff will be unable to accept donated materials at the BT Annex. Please contact the President of the Bartram Trail Friends of the Library, Peg Cogswell at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange drop off of donations.