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  • L-05 Sam Lena-South Tucson Library Remodel

    Total Project Cost: $654,543
    Project Number: CFM.XSLSLR
    Funding Sources: 1997 General Obligation Bonds
    Completion Date: March 2019
    Managing Dept.: Facilities Management
    Project Map: GIS Map

    Built in 1977, this 7,700 sq. ft. facility is located in the City of South Tucson, and serves the area north to 22nd St., south to Ajo Way, east to South Kino Parkway, and west to I-10. The Library assists large numbers of homeless individuals, and is located within walking distance of the Sullivan Jackson Workforce Center, Salvation Army, Lindsey Education Center, and Casa Maria Soup Kitchen as well as nearby educational facilities including Mission View Elementary, Ochoa Elementary, Santa Cruz Catholic School, John Valenzuela Youth Center, and Wakefield Family Resource Center. More than 118,000 customers visit the Library, attending workforce development programs and using an average of 55,700 internet sessions on 27 public access computers and 54,000 wireless internet sessions annually.

    Interior renovations were completed to create a welcoming and inviting space, aligned with Library facility best practices and the PCPL Community Impact Plan. Spaces were repurposed to increase safety, reduce facility damage, and improve workflow. Service areas were reorganized to encourage community interaction and reduce incidents related to customer behavior within the Library.

    The scope of this major renovation included a new larger entry lobby which opens directly into the library spaces on the north side, improved visibility from the service desk, new external and internal book drops, staff restroom and break room upgraded and condensed to increase service areas, painting, flooring, exterior/courtyard improvements, expanded and improved connectivity, and furniture replacement.

    entrancechildren's area & new furniture