Work on new Main Library HVAC system begins March 11

taken11.29.23Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, March 11, to replace the HVAC system at the Main Library – located at 1 North Tennessee Ave. The project is expected to take approximately two months to complete.
The library asks for the public’s patience. It is anticipated there will be increased noise inside the Main Library at times due to the ongoing work, and certain phases of the construction might require closing the Main Library temporarily. The work will be performed by Gaudelli Bros., Inc., of Millville.
The library received grant funding for this HVAC project as part of the second round of the New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act (LCBA). The LCBA is funding 50 percent of the project cost.
The LCBA was approved by voters in 2017 and authorized $125 million in state bonds for technology updates, building improvements and other library projects across the state. According to the state, the second round of funding allocated $37 million to 36 library projects from 13 counties across New Jersey. All projects require a 50 percent local funding match.
This is the second LCBA-funded project at the Main Library. As part of the LCBA’s first round, the library received funding for its Tennessee Avenue Improvement Project. That project, which was completed in 2023, included cleaning the Main Library’s exterior limestone façade, demolition and replacement of the concrete stairs and sidewalk, improved lighting and remodeling of the public bathrooms.
These repairs and upgrades to the Main Library building, which opened in 1985, were planned to ensure the continued provision of critically needed training, educational and informational services to the Atlantic City community.
Both projects have been supported by funds from the New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act, administered by the New Jersey State Library.