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1st Avenue Construction Project and RPL

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Sidewalk Closures

  • Sidewalks on 2nd Street SE (between the railroad tracks and RPL) will be closed beginning Monday, Sept. 9th.
  • The closure is expected to last 14 days, weather permitting. 
  • The Library entrance and Book Drop will remain open. 

Click here for a map of the sidewalk closure from the City of Rochester.

Click here for the Public Service Announcement from the City of Rochester. 


Construction FAQ

How do I visit the library during construction? 

Construction Map
  • The Civic Center Ramp is OPEN.
  • The Library Book Drop is OPEN.
  • Work will continue at the intersection of 1st Avenue SE and 2nd Street SE, spilling into 2nd Street SE.
  • Library will be open regular hours during the entire construction project.

How do I return library materials?

  • Use the regular Library Book Drop on 1st Avenue SE. 
  • Drop off at the Bookmobile (see schedule)
  • During construction library due dates will auto-renew for all regular items with no holds (except ILL materials, call 507.328.2309 for renewal info)

What is happening near the library?

  • Work is being done to expand sewer lines downtown.
  • More information about the entire project can be found on the City's website here.

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