Construction on the new City parking lots and the Seneca Street extension will continue through February. Parking for the library will be impacted during this time, as one of the two lots will be closed; however, there are other nearby public lots where you can park during construction.
Expect road closures near the Library January 15-30; these closures will impact your access to the drive-up book return behind the Library. See image at right for detour routes. Dates are approximate, as construction is weather dependent.
- Starting January 21, a portion of the intersection between Seneca Street and the shopping center parking area will be closed, to install crosswalks (highlighted in red on the map). To access the drive-up book return, use Barngrover Street, or follow the detour signs through the parking lots and around US Bank (blue detour route on the map). This work is scheduled to be complete by January 28.
SW Seneca Street and the new parking lot on the south side of Seneca are now open, and the traffic signal is now working. Construction has moved to the parking lot closest to the Library, which is now closed. Please use extra caution in this construction zone. See the map (below) for the pedestrian routes and crosswalks that will be open.
For those with disabilities, ADA spaces have been temporarily relocated to the lot behind the Library. Please call the Library at 503-691-3074 to discuss how we can assist you during the construction period.
A new drive-up book return has been installed in the small City parking area behind the Library, accessible from SW Barngrover St. (See graphic below.) The drop box for water bills has also been moved to this lot. The book drops in the front of the Library and at Haggen grocery store are still available for customers. We hope you enjoy this new Library amenity!
Tualatin Library expects to maintain regular program schedules and regular library hours during the construction. Hours are:
Monday - Thursday, 10:00am-9:00pm
Friday and Saturday, 10:00am-6:00pm
As part of the Nyberg Rivers development, several improvements will be made to the area around the Library this year, including extending SW Seneca Street, larger parking lots in front of the Library and City Offices, a new traffic signal and crosswalks at Seneca and Martinazzi, and the addition of Barngrover Street adjacent to the Library. (See a conceptual design for Seneca Street, and the City Offices and Library parking lots, below.)
General construction updates will be posted on the City website and on social media. The City Council has asked staff to begin work on a comprehensive long range Civic Facilities Study. There will be many opportunities for public involvement in this process.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I park to get to the Library?
The two Library and City Offices parking lots in front of the Library will be rebuilt at different phases of the construction; one lot will remain open while the other is under construction. We will share more information about the construction schedule on this page, as that information becomes available. If you can't find parking adjacent to the Library, please use one of the nearby public parking lots. For those with disabilities, ADA spaces have been temporarily relocated to the lot behind the Library. Please call the Library at 503-691-3074 to discuss how we can assist you during the construction period. The Library is also located near two TriMet bus stops, the 76 line and the 96 line.
Where else can I return my items?
A new drive-up book return has been installed behind the Library. Library items can be returned to any Washington County library branch, including the Tigard library, located at 13500 SW Hall Blvd, and the Sherwood library, located at 22560 SW Pine St. There is also an book drop inside Haggen grocery store, located at 8515 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Road.
What if I can't pick up my holds?
There are options available to manage holds during the construction period. Pick-up location can be changed from the Tualatin Library to any other Washington County library, during the construction period. Holds can also be suspended, keeping them from being filled but not losing position in the holds queue. To explore either of these options, contact the Tualatin Library staff at 503-691-3074. Holds can also be managed by logging on to your patron account at www.wccls.org.
Questions about library materials or due dates?
Contact the Tualatin Library:
La construcción de la extensión de SW Seneca Street y una expansión de los estacionamientos de la ciudad será continuar hasta febrero. El estacionamiento de la biblioteca tendrá un impacto durante este tiempo. Cerca, hay otros estacionamientos públicos disponibles durante la construcción.
Los materiales pueden ser devueltos en otras de las bibliotecas de WCCLS o en Haggen.
Para más información sobre el acceso y uso de la biblioteca: 503-691-3074 o email@example.com.
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